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One fifth of Indian candidates facing criminal charges?

Reuters reports the fairly incredible stat the one fifth of the 5,500 candidates in India’s national election are facing criminal charges. That’s quite a bit higher than the previously published estimate of 70, but not entirely unbelieveable given that 128 of India’s 543 Members of Parliament are already facing charges.

Reuters reports the fairly incredible stat the one fifth of the 5,500 candidates in India’s national election are facing criminal charges. That’s quite a bit higher than the previously published estimate of 70, but not entirely unbelieveable given that 128 of India’s 543 Members of Parliament are already facing charges.

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