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Fact Check : Do 40 MLAs of AAP have Rape allegations against them?

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The claim made by Ajay Alok is false that 40 out of 62 members of the Aam Aadmi Party have been accused of rape. We found that Only one AAP MLA, Mohinder Goyal can be listed as a rape accused

Janata Dal (United) leader Ajay Alok has made a claim on Twitter on 13 February that "40 out of 62 MLAs are rape accused, with their support Arvind Kejriwal becomes Chief Minister, truly new type of politics have begun, people calling Delhi the rape capital have left even RJD (Rashtiriya Janata Dal) behind, Lalu Prasad Yadav will be happy that at least someone is getting ahead, do you understand why Nirbhaya scandals happen people?"

The viral claim received 24,000 likes and 8000 retweets at the time of writing this article.

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According to the ADR report (Association for Democratic Reforms),  38 (61%) out of 62 MLAs from AAP and 5(63%) out of 8 MLAs from BJP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.


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The subheading Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: Among major parties, 36(51%) out of 70 candidates analysed from AAP, 17(25%) out of 67 candidates analysed from BJP, 13(20%) out of 66 candidates analysed from INC, 10 (15%) out of 66 candidates analysed from BSP and 2(40%) out of 5 candidates from NCP have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Candidates with declared cases related to crime against women: 32 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women. Out of 32 candidates, 1 candidate has declared cases related to rape (IPC Section-376).

Candidates with declared cases related to attempt to murder: 4 candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section-307) against themselves.


On Page 122 Mohinder Goyal from Rithala, who has declared rape charges against himself that includes, 'Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.' As per the report, Goyal is not convicted in any of the charges against him.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan from Okhla, Prakash from Deoli , Abhay Verma from Laxminagar, Jarnail Singh from Tilak Nagar and Dinesh Mohania from Sangam Vihar have been charged with IPC 354, 'assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty', but not rape.

In conclusion, the claim made by Ajay Alok is false that 40 out of 62 members of the Aam Aadmi Party have been accused of rape. We found that Only one AAP MLA, Mohinder Goyal can be listed as a rape accused.
 

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