The Congress has misplaced the best variety of its electoral candidates in addition to MPs and MLAs to different events up to now seven years with the BJP rising the most important gainer because it got here to energy on the Centre in 2014, in line with a report launched on Thursday.
A complete of 222 electoral candidates left the Congress to hitch different events throughout polls held between 2014 and 2021 whereas 177 MPs and MLAs give up 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 saffron celebration remained the most important 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 hitch others up to now seven years, acquired 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 hitch one other celebration throughout elections since 2014. The BSP, nevertheless, 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, nevertheless, 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 hitch one other celebration up to now seven years. A complete of 23 candidates and 31 lawmakers, nevertheless, 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, nevertheless, noticed a complete of 23 candidates and 12 lawmakers coming to its fold from different events up to now seven years.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) misplaced 20 its electoral candidates and 11 lawmakers to different events throughout elections up to now seven years, and noticed 15 candidates and 6 lawmakers becoming a member of it from the opposite events.
The report exhibits that the NCP misplaced as many as 52 of its electoral candidates and 25 lawmakers up to now seven years even because the celebration noticed 41 candidates and eight lawmakers becoming a member of it from different events throughout this era.
While the CPI’s 13 electoral candidates and two lawmakers switched sides throughout elections, simply 5 candidates joined it leaving their respective events since 2014.
The CPI-M misplaced 13 of its electoral candidates and 6 lawmakers to different events however acquired only one electoral candidate in its fold from one other celebration.
Okay Chandrashekhar Rao’s TRS, which misplaced 4 of its electoral candidates and 4 lawmakers to different events throughout elections up to now seven years, acquired as many as 12 electoral candidates and 30 lawmakers in its fold from the opposite events.
The TDP misplaced 32 of its candidates and 26 lawmakers to the opposite events through the elections. A complete of 11 candidates and 16 lawmakers joined the TDP deserting their events.
While a complete of 5 electoral candidates and eight lawmakers give up the AIADMK to hitch different events, six electoral candidates and two lawmakers joined it leaving their respective events.
In the previous seven years, the DMK has seen 5 electoral candidates and three lawmakers becoming a member of it from different events, whereas it misplaced 4 of its candidates and two lawmakers to different events as they switched sides.
Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) misplaced three of its electoral candidates and 6 lawmakers switching sides up to now seven years. It, nevertheless, additionally noticed 16 electoral candidates and three lawmakers coming to its fold from different events.
The “most plausible” causes behind such defections and switching of events embody absence of value-based politics, lust for cash and energy, robust nexus between cash and muscle, reward for workplace, and dearth of environment friendly, sincere and credible leaders, in line with the National Election Watch-ADR report.
“Until and unless these trends are not reined in, our current electoral and political situation is bound to deteriorate further,” the report has recommended, making a bunch of suggestions to arrest the pattern which incorporates “a comprehensive” regulation to control political events’ affairs.