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Criminalization of Politics

  Apr 08, 2021

Criminalization of Politics

Q. Why is this in news? 

According to the National Election Watch (NEW) and Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), in the Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, at least 1,157 out of 6,318 candidates have criminal cases against them.

Q. What is meant by criminalization of politics? 

The criminalization of politics means the participation of criminals in politics which includes that criminals can contest in the elections and get elected as members of the Parliament and the State legislature. It takes place primarily due to the nexus between politicians and criminals.

Q. What is the Legal Aspect of Disqualification of Criminal Candidates? 

Q. What are the reasons for Criminalization?

Q. What might be its effects?

Q. What are some of recent Steps by the Supreme Court to Curb Criminalization of Politics?