New Delhi: The Himachal electorate has thrown the ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms) Report – ‘Himachal Pradesh Election Watch’ (HPEW) – to the wind and have voted for 21 of the 50 candidates that have criminal cases pending against them.
Of the 21 candidates, 19 belong to BJP and two to Congress and one as an independent candidate.
ADR along with Lok Kalyan Mandal, and more than 14 NGOs and social activists had before the elections worked for HPEW to bring out the report, from data collected from the affidavits filed by the candidates along with their nomination papers.
BJP won the elections getting elected from 41 of the total 68 seats. Meanwhile Congress could manage only 23 seats. New entrant, BSP could only garner one seat while three Independent candidates too made it to the assembly hall.
For the entire HPEW report, CLICK HERE .