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Out of 276 candidates who switched events throughout the 2022 meeting polls in 5 states, 27 per cent left the BSP and 13 per cent left the Congress for different political outfits, ballot rights physique ADR stated on Tuesday.

The Nationwide Election Watch and Affiliation for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 276 candidates and 85 MLAs, who modified events throughout 2017 to 2022 and contested the polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur this yr.

In accordance with the report, (75 candidates) 27 per cent left the Bahujan Samaj Get together (BSP) to affix one other social gathering throughout the current meeting elections, whereas (37 candidates) 13 per cent left the Congress.

Within the 2022 polls, 54 (20 per cent) out of the 276 candidates joined the Samajwadi Get together (SP) adopted by 35 (13 per cent) candidates who joined the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) and 31 (11 per cent) candidates joined the BSP.

The best variety of MLAs — 27 (32 per cent) — left the BJP, whereas 24 (28 per cent) MLAs left the Congress to contest the current polls.

The report added that 32 (38 per cent) out of 85 recontesting MLAs joined the BJP adopted by 19 (22 per cent) MLAs who joined the SP and 9 (11 per cent) MLAs joined the Congress.

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