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RecentlyJay Pandaan MP representing the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)has submitted three private members bills in Lok Sabha to address the issue of criminal legislators The current outrage against legislators with a criminal record is not new for Indian politics Various government commissions in the past (especially the Vohra Commission in 1993) have recommended measures to deal with the criminal-politician nexus Civil society organisations have been calling attention to the criminalisation of legislative bodies in India The Supreme Court intervened in 2002 and since thenall candidates contesting for elections have to compulsorily declare their criminal recordif anyand their assets In the face of this loud and persistent noise around the criminalisation of Indian politicswe ask whetheronce electeddo MPs with a criminal record behave differently from their peers who do not have a criminal record To answer this questionwe collected five disparate measures of the performance of MPs We looked at their attendance in Lok Sabhatheir participation in Lok Sabha debates and questions raised by them in Lok Sabha These data were compiled by PRS Legislative Research Secondwe examined the utilisation of MPLADS funds that are allocated to MPs This data came from the ministry of statistics website Thirdwe collected data on the reported assets of MPs (the veracity of this information is questioned by many) and MPs criminal records from the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) The data is drawn from affidavits filed by the MPs ADR has meticulously collated and arranged the information to distinguish between two kinds of criminal records serious (with charges like kidnappingmurderetc) and those who are charged with less serious crimes We find that MPs with criminal records are statistically no different from their peers with no criminal record on five indicators mentioned above Firston average MPs are crorepatisand MPs with serious IPC charges are likely to have more assetsbut not much more On averagean MP with no charges declared assets of Rs 57 crorewhereas an MP with serious IPC charges declared assets of Rs 58 crore Figure 1 demonstrates that MPs with criminal charges are less likely to attend Parliament MPs with serious IPC charges have a 70 per cent attendance record in ParliamentMPs with non-serious charges have 74 per cent attendanceand MPs with no charges have 79 per cent attendance record Howeverwhen they do attend ParliamentMPs with criminal charges against them are more active than their peers Figure 2 indicates that they are more likely to raise questions on the floor of the House On averageMPs with serious IPC charges asked 272MPs with non-serious charges asked 305and MPs with no charges asked 232 questionsrespectively MPs with a criminal record are also equally likely to participate in debates on the floor of the House The average participation rate among MPs is 31 debates Figure 3 suggests that there is no difference between MPs who have been charged with a crime in their utilisation of MPLADS funds MPs with and without criminal charges against them have spent similar proportions of the funds allocated to them These data show quite clearly that as far as these indicators are concernedthere is no significant difference in the performance of an MP with a criminal record and an MP with no criminal record There areof coursesome caveats to our analysis Our analysis is limited to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections and is based on the information available with the three organisations mentioned above Furthera deeper analysis may reveal that the nature of the questions posed by MPs with criminal charges against them are systematically different from the kind of questions asked by MPs with no charges against them Similarlyit could be the case that the kind of MPLADS spending by MPs with criminal records is different from that of MPs without such a record Only more sustained and systematic research can answer these questions Indeedlaw-breakers should not be lawmakers There is a clear moral position one can take against politicians with serious criminal charges against them But our preliminary data analysis shows that once in officepoliticians with criminal charges against them behave no differently from MPs with no criminal charges against them The data we present suggests that to blame politicians with criminal records for everything that is wrong with our system would not be very prudent The criminalisation of politics is not the cause of the dysfunctional democracy in Indiabut a symptom of greater malaise in our democracy Kejriwals assertion and Pandas effort is commendablebut will only touch the symptom and not cure the cause In the National Election Study (NES 2009)voters were asked whether they would prefer a candidate with a criminal record who gets work done or a clean politician who cannot get their work done The rural poor said that they would not mind voting for a candidate with a criminal record if the candidate can get their work done They also preferred an approachable politician to an honest politician The poors preference for a politician who can get things done no matter what isin our opinionbecause of the daily actions of a state that either treats the poor shabbily all year roundintimidates themor is simply absent That needs to be addressed The writers are with the Travers Department of Political ScienceUniversity of California at BerkeleyUS For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | Published: March 16 2017 10:20 pm Kumkum Bhagya 16th March 2017 full episode written update: Nikhil secretly comes to the Mehra’s house to meet Tanu Top News Nikhil secretly comes to the Mehra’s house to meet Tanu She gets tensed and takes him to her room Nikhil tells her that he is scared of getting caught by the police He says that paanwala has identified him and also now Purab is discharged Nikhil and Tanu can be caught anytime Abhi brings Purab home Aalia is happy to see Purab and so is everyone in the family Abhi says that they have to take care of Purab at home He is recovering but still in a coma The doctors have discharged him and Abhi wants everyone’s help in taking care of him Tanu sees him on the wheelchair and gets tensed Abhi asks Tanu why she is sweating Abhi decides to keep Purab in Aalia’s room Tanu is afraid because Nikhil is hiding in Aalia’s room She says she doesn’t want to shift to the guest room but Aalia says she is happy to give her room to Purab Tanu tells Aalia that Nikhil is in their room Aalia gets worried Also read |Kumkum Bhagya 15th March 2017 full episode written update: Pragya doubts Tanu of trying to kill her Abhi and Pragya are taking Purab to Aalia’s room Nikhil sees them coming and gets scared He hides under the bed Pragya and Abhi put Purab on the bed Abhi gets emotional seeing Purab’s condition Pragya asks Abhi whether the police got any clue about Purab’s accident Abhi says that the police will soon catch the culprit Pragya thinks whether she should tell Abhi about the fire accident She finally tells him that the fire broke out due to diesel and someone had sprinkled the diesel to set the kitchen on fire Nikhil who is also present there hears everything Abhi gets tensed and asks if Pragya suspects anyone Pragya is about to discuss it further but suddenly Tanu comes Tanu finds that Nikhil is hiding under the bed Pragya’s mobile falls and Tanu immediately bends down to give Pragya her mobile phone Abhi goes to the washroom Tanu asks Pragya to leave as she will take care of Purab with Abhi Pragya finds her behaviour strange and refuses to leave Tanu with Purab Tanu cleverly makes Nikhil escape and closes the door For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWashington: Toddlers as young as one-year-old are turning tech-savvy and can use a tablet but require help to access apps according to a study conducted by University of Iowa researchers who studied more than 200 YouTube videos of infants and toddlers using iPads By age two 90% of the children in the videos had a moderate ability to use a tablet according to Juan Pablo Hourcade associate professor of computer science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and lead author of the study "Just over 50% of 12-to-17-month-old children in the videos had a moderate ability" Hourcade said which he defined as needing help from an adult to access apps but being able to use them while displaying some difficulty with basic interactions YouTube screengrab Though other researchers have conducted surveys of the prevalence of tablet use by young children Hourcade said the UI study is the first to show how infants and toddlers are actually using the devices He said YouTube enabled his group to conduct the research without having to ask infants and toddlers to use tablets something that pediatricians discourage "We know that toddlers are using iPads because we’ve seen the videos recorded by their parents and surveys confirm it is happening " he said However Hourcade acknowledged the drawbacks of using unsolicited YouTube videos such as not knowing the exact ages of the children pictured and if they were selected by their caregivers and may not be representative of the larger society He said the researchers were able to estimate the ages of the children (two-thirds of the videos included the age) and observe a clear progression of successful performance linked to age that is consistent with developmental milestones "One of the biggest differences we found is that when children turn one year old they switch from using both hands and all their fingers to interact with the tablet to using an index finger similar to adults" he said PTI Mumbai/New Delhi: Key BJP ally Shiv Sena on Tuesday joined Congress and AAP in attacking the government over a Pakistani team being allowed to visit an IAF base in Pathankot to probe the terror strike calling it "wrong" Mounting a fresh offensive over the visit today Congress said the Modi government has set a "wrong precedent" and wondered why ‘biryani’ was being served to the JIT which also includes an ISI representative The Pakistan investigative team that has come to India for probing the Pathankot attack IBNLIVE As a political storm over the visit of a five-member Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) raged the BJP fended off opposition criticism saying the trip strengthens government’s stand that Pakistani territory was used to carry out the strike It also accused Congress of criticising the visit due to "political malice" Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut while terming the government’s decision as "wrong" said rather an Indian team needs to be sent to Pakistan to probe those behind the terror strikes Raut also reminded the Centre that not India but Pakistan is an accused in the Pathankot strike "On top of that we have provided high security to the Pakistani team Who are they scared of The entire matter is laughable" the Sena MP told PTI in Mumbai He sought to know if the Centre will manage to get permission from Pakistan to get an Indian team to investigate in the neighbouring country "Our team needs to be sent there to investigate the role of Hafiz Saeed and Azhar Masood in terror strikes in our country But will we get permission We need to remember we are not culprits but Pakistan is" he said Congress accused the government of compromising the country’s sovereignty and setting a "wrong" precedent "It is known all over that the Pakistan’s ISI is behind the terror attacks in India including the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes and still we are serving biryani to the JIT which also includes an ISI representative" party spokesman P L Punia told reporters in Delhi Replying to a question he said the Narendra Modi dispensation has set a "wrong" precedent by allowing the JIT to visit India BJP said the government has "adequate evidence" that Pakistani territory was used and terrorists based there were involved in the attack "They (Pakistan) said they want to send an investigation team It only strengthens our case and does not weaken it" party National Secretary Shrikant Sharma told reporters Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said only time will tell whether the visit will benefit India or not He however said "the way Pakistani team came for probing the Pathankot attack and was allowed Indian team should be allowed to (investigate) Mumbai and other such attacks (in Pakistan)" Striking a tone different from other opposition parties Omar’s father and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah backed the government over the visit saying it was a "very good step" and that it was time for the two neighbouring countries to give up animosity and push friendship Waving black flags and placards scores of Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers stood outside the IAF base protesting against the visit and shouted anti-Pakistan slogans PTI By: Reuters | Published: July 23 2017 7:17 pm IAAF president Sebastian Coe said that the decision had come about due to pressure from a small group of athletes (Source: File) Top News A women’s 50km race walk will feature at the London 2017 world athletics championships for the first time in order to ensure gender equality the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Sunday Previously women only competed in a 20km race walk in the competition and the Olympic Games while men competed over the same distance and in a 50km event The women’s 50km race walk was only recognised by the IAAF as an official event from January of this year In a statement on the IAAF website (wwwiaaforg) president Sebastian Coe said that the decision had come about due to pressure from a small group of athletes “(The) IAAF Council’s decision to create a new 50km race walk competition for women with separate results and prize money at the world championships in London follows the 2016 IAAF Race Walking Team Championships in Rome where one female athlete from the USA joined her four male team mates” said Coe “There has been equal prize money for men and women at the IAAF world championships since the introduction of financial rewards in the early 1990s and this decision brings gender equality in terms of competition opportunity too” Athletes will have to achieve an entry standard time of 4 hours 30 minutes by July 25 in order to compete in the event which will take place at the same time as the men’s race on Aug 13 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sandeep Ashar | Mumbai | Published: March 10 2017 2:55 am Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (File Photo) Top News FURTHER investigations into the controversy surrounding the flouting of a four-decade-old freeze on issuance of new private liquor retail licences have revealed that a five-year-old notification of the government was at the centre of the controversy It turns out that on February 13 2012 the state’s excise ministry then led by Nationalist Congress Party minister Ganesh Naik had brought out a notification lifting curbs on renewal of licences pending for over a year On Thursday The Indian Express highlighted the findings of a government probe that has revealed that hundreds of private liquor dealers were provided fresh permits for retail liquor shops in the garb of renewal of old licences What else is making news: The 2012 notification also tweaked the state’s policy regarding powers for granting such approvals While such powers were earlier decentralised and vested in a committee headed by the district collector the 2012 notification relegated these power and reassigned these to the minister While finding massive irregularities in permits issued between 2010 and 2016 the probe ordered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis revealed that each and everyone of the 202 permits to be issued was approved under the minister’s discretionary powers after district-level officials had turned down the request for approval on the ground of ineligibility The probe found renewal orders issued for licences that were non-existent or surrendered to the government Out of the 202 cases there were 24 cases where approvals were found to have been given even as there was no support document to show that the licence existed in the first place There were 74 other instances where approvals were granted on the basis of just one or two support documents Unsigned government letters were used as documentary evidence in some cases while granting approvals The inquiry also found that the process laid down for filing of the revision appeals before the minister weren’t complied with in most cases Ironically keeping a check on such malpractices had been the main aim of the government’s move to delegate powers for licence renewal at the district level in 1989 While the 2012 circular had made prior recommendations of the Excise Commissioner on the validity of a revision appeal filed before the minister mandatory the inquiry found that this wasn’t followed at all While Naik approved 194 out of the 202 cases during the Congress-NCP reign in the state serving Minister of State (MoS) Dilip Kamble who was the MoS for Excise from October 31 2014 to July 7 2016 issued the remaining eight orders When The Indian Express contacted the duo both denied any wrongdoing For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News Research has shown that during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

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