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Congress Lost Most Leaders To Other Parties Since 2014, BJP Top Gainer: Report


BJP has emerged as the largest gainer because it got here to energy on the Centre in 2014.

New Delhi:

The Congress has misplaced the very best variety of its electoral candidates in addition to MPs and MLAs to different events previously seven years, with the BJP rising the largest gainer because it got here to energy on the Centre in 2014, in keeping with a report launched on Thursday.

A complete of 222 electoral candidates left the Congress to affix different events throughout polls held between 2014-2021 whereas 177 MPs and MLAs stop the celebration throughout this era, exhibits an evaluation of the candidates’ ballot affidavits by the National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The BJP additionally misplaced as many as 111 candidates and 33 MPs and MLAs through the elections since 2014. Yet, the BJP remained the largest gainer as a complete of 253 candidates and 173 MPs and MLAs got here to its fold quitting their respective events, the report exhibits.

The Congress, which noticed 399 of its leaders quitting the celebration to affix others previously seven years, received 115 candidates and 61 MPs and MLAs coming to its fold from different events.

The National Election Watch-ADR report is predicated on the evaluation of the ballot affidavits of 1133 candidates and 500 MPs and MLAs, who modified events and recontested elections held through the Lok Sabha and meeting polls since 2014.

After the Congress, it was Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which noticed a substantial variety of its candidates and lawmakers becoming a member of different events through the elections.

According to the report, as many as 153 candidates of the BSP and 20 of its lawmakers left the celebration to affix one other celebration throughout elections since 2014.

The BSP, nonetheless, noticed 65 candidates and 12 lawmakers becoming a member of its fold from different events.

The report exhibits that Samajwadi Party (SP) misplaced 60 of its candidates and 18 lawmakers to different events through the elections since 2014. It, nonetheless, noticed simply 29 candidates and 13 lawmakers coming to its fold from different events.

As many as 31 candidates and 26 lawmakers of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) left the celebration to affix one other celebration previously seven years. A complete of 23 candidates and 31 lawmakers, nonetheless, joined the TMC leaving their paries since 2014.

The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) misplaced 59 of its candidates and 12 of its MPs/MLAs as they switched sides through the elections. The celebration, nonetheless, noticed a complete of 23 candidates and 12 lawmakers coming to its fold from different events previously seven years.

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