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New Delhi: As many as 170 MLAs left the Congress and joined other parties during the elections between 2016 and 2020. However, during this period, only 18 MLAs left the BJP and joined other parties. This is according to figures released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), PTI reported.

Of the 405 MLAs who contested again between 2016 and 2020, 182 left various parties and joined the BJP. 38 came to Congress from different parties. According to a new report released by the ADR, 25 people have joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, five Lok Sabha members left the BJP and joined other parties. Seven Rajya Sabha members of the Congress left the party and joined other parties. About 170 MLAs left the Congress and joined other parties during the elections between 2016 and 2020. During this period, 18 MLAs left the BJP and joined other parties. Governments in Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka have recently been ousted following the resignation of MLAs.

Of the 16 Rajya Sabha members who contested again between 2016 and 2020, 10 left the party and joined the BJP. Out of the 12 Lok Sabha members who left various parties during the 2019 parliamentary elections, only five joined the Congress. The report, compiled by National Election Watch and ADR, examines the affidavits of 433 MPs and MLAs who have re-contested elections from various parties over the past five years.

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