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This list names politicians in India who have been accused of political corruption and also names the criminal charge against them. Politicians appear in this list if a court has presented a criminal charge to them, and members of this list have not necessarily been arrested or found guilty or innocent of any charge.

BackgroundEdit

India's lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, has 545 elected lawmakers. As of May 2011, approximately 30 percent have criminal cases pending against them.[1] Current election rules state that politicians may stand in elections or serve in elected positions while on trial or while appealing convictions. In such cases where the accused chooses to stand trial, the average criminal case in India finishes 15 years after charges are initiated.[2][3][4]

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List of politicians in India charged with corruption
Name Important Positions Held During Career Charges Trial Result

Shitsl Shah

A senior leader of the Indian National Congress party from Karnataka. He was the Railway Minister in the Government of India from 1991-95. Charged for causing loss to the public exchequer regarding his 1995 foreign trip. Chargesheet filed by CBI. Charges framed by special CBI on 3 July 2012. Trial to begin on 21 August 2012.[5]
Pratap Singh Kairon Chief Minister of Punjab Corruption Commission of inquiry Indicted him. Resigned. Finally assassinated
Suresh Kalmadi Member of Parliament CWG scam Indicted and arrested, released on bail[6]
M. K. Kanimozhi Member of Parliament 2G spectrum scam Indicted and arrested, released on bail[7]
Jagir Kaur Minister, Punjab Government Conspiracy of murdering her own daughter Convicted to jail
R.Balakrishna Pillai Minister, Kerala Government Idamalayar Dam Graft case Convicted, serving sentence[8]
A. Raja Union Cabinet Minister for Communications and Information Technology 2G spectrum scam Indicted and arrested, Awaiting trial[9]
Sukh Ram Telecom Minister 1993 Telecom scam Sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by sessions court in July 2002 which was upheld by Delhi High Court on December 21, 2011. Supreme Court granted him an interim bail till August 7, 2012.[10]

In another related case sessions court on November 20, 2011 awarded him five years of rigorous imprisonment.[11][12]

P. V. Narasimha Rao (deceased) Prime Minister Alleged offering of bribes, alleged framing of V.P. Singh, and cheating Lakhubhai Pathak Higher court overturned conviction in the first case and the trial court acquitted him in the other two cases[13][14][15][16]
Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy Member of Parliament Disproportionate Assets Chargesheeted by CBI, Awaiting prosecution[17]
Pinarayi Vijayan Kerala State Secretary of CPIM SNC-Lavalin case. Awaiting prosecution[18]
Lalu Prasad Yadav Chief Minister of Bihar, Minister of Railways Fodder scam, others Acquitted in 2006 in Disproportionate Assets case.[19][20]

As of May 2012, Fodder scam cases still going on.[21] [22][23]

B. S. Yeddyurappa Former Chief Minister of Karnataka Illegal mining scam Surrendered to Lokayukta court, was in judicial custody for 22 days, released on bail[24][25]
G. Janardhana Reddy Member of Legislative Council, Government of Karnataka Illegal mining scam In judicial custody in Hyderabad[26]
Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Union Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Misuse of official position (chief minister) and criminal conduct[27] Chargesheet filed in court of special Judge BL Soni[27]
Tota Singh [28] Education Minister (Govt of Punjab), Agriculture Minister (Govt. of Punjab)[28] Disproportionate Assets: Misusing official position and possessing property worth Template:INR 10 crore which was stated to be disproportionate to his known sources of income [29] Convicted by trial court, gets 1 year jail term [28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.lead.timesofindia.com/content/pending_cases.xls
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