The present Lok Sabha has the highest number of MPs with criminal cases against them. One-third of the MPs face serious criminal charges. All the MPs of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD – Bihar), 15 out of the 18 MPs of Shiv Sena (Maharashtra), and 4 out of the 5 MPs of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP – Maharashtra) are people with criminal records. More than one-third of the BJP’s new MPs face criminal charges most of which are very serious. The Congress Party fares better with 7% of its MPs facing serious charges while there are minor charges against 18%. Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have contributed most of these criminals to the 16 th Lok Sabha. Courtesy: Here These MPs are very wealthy too. 82% of all the present MPs had assets worth over ₹1 crore each in 2014 (when they were elected). Wealth does play a significant role in making politics criminal. Criminals enter politics precisely because they bring wealth with them to the political parties .