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Fake News Alert! JDU Leader Claims 40 AAP MLAs Are Rape Accused

Claim: 

 

“Out of the 62 elected AAP MLAs , 40 have been accused of rape” : Dr.Ajay Alok , JD(U) leader 

 

 

Verification:

 

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) scored a landslide victory in Delhi assembly elections 2020 for the second time in a row. The BJP got only eight seats, while Congress could not win even a single seat. With the victory of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi Elections.

 

With the win of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi elections, misinformation and false claims are doing rounds in social media. Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Ajay Alok tweeted that out of the 62 elected AAP MLAs, 40 have been accused of rape.

 

Dr. Ajay Alok tweet reads,” Of the 62 MLAs, 40 members have been accused of rape . Arvind Kejriwal won the elections with the help of these MLAs. Indeed, era of new politics has started. AAP, who called Delhi the rape capital have left Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) behind. Lalu Prasad Yadav must be happy as someone has finally defeated him. Now, we understand why cases like Nirbhaya happen?

 

 

 

We found that several users on social media have shared the same viral claim on their respective handles.

 

Fact Check:

 

We fact checked the claim on the official website of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an Indian non-partisan, non-governmental organization which works in the area of electoral and political reforms.

 

During our search, we found a detailed analysis of criminal background, financial, education, gender and other details of elected MLAs.

 

Delhi Assembly Election 2020 Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of MLAs | Association for Democratic Reforms

English Report

 

 

According to an ADR report, Out of 62 MLAs, 38 MLAs (61%) from AAP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavit . As per report, 13 MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women. Out of these 13 MLAs, 1 MLA has declared case related to rape.

 

 

 

The report states that Mohinder Goyal, Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Rithala has charges against him under section – 376 (punishment for rape) of the IPC (Indian Penal Code).You can check affidavit filed by AAP MLA Mohinder Goyal and others on the official website of Myneta.info

 

Conclusion :

 

Newschecker fact checked the claim and found that claim shared by JD(U) leader in his tweet is false. Out of the 62 AAP MLAs , only 1 AAP MLA has rape charges against him.

 

Sources

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Result: Misleading 

 

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Shaminder Singh
Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.
Shaminder Singh
Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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