Press Release: Analysis of Re-contesting Candidates and MLAs Who Changed Parties in the recent Assembly Elections 2021

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Date: June 8, 2021
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The National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 60 candidates and 51 MLAs, who changed parties and recontested elections held during the recent Assembly elections in Union territory of Puducherry and 4 states of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

 

 

Party-wise share of Candidates and MLAs who changed Political Parties

Recontesting Candidates


  • Maximum number of candidates, 8(13.33%) left INC to join another party during the recent assembly elections 2021. While 5 (8.33%) candidates left each from AIADMK, AIUDF and BJP to join a different party to contest elections during this period.
  • In recent assembly elections 2021, 15 (25%) out of the total of 60 recontesting candidates who switched political parties joined the BJP followed by 8 (13.33%) candidates who joined AITC and 5 (8.33%) candidates who joined INC.

 

Recontesting MLAs


  • Highest number of MLAs, 20(39.22%), left INC to join another party during the recent assembly elections 2021. While 15 (29.41%) MLAs left AITC to join a different party to contest elections during this period.
  • In recent assembly elections 2021, 20 (39.22%) out of 60 recontesting MLAs who switched political parties joined the BJP followed by 17 (33.33%) MLAs who joined AITC and 7 (13.73%) MLAs who joined Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam.

Party-wise share of Candidates and MLAs Who Left the Political Parties

Party-Wise Share Of Candidates and MLAs - who left the parties

Original Party

Number of Candidates who left the party

% of Candidates who left the party

Number of  MLAs who left the party

% of MLAs who left the party

INC

8

13.33%

20

39.22%

AITC

3

5.00%

15

29.41%

AIADMK

5

8.33%

8

15.69%

CPI(M)

4

6.67%

4

7.84%

AIUDF

5

8.33%

1

1.96%

BJP

5

8.33%

1

1.96%

Kerala Congress (M)

2

3.33%

2

3.92%

JD(U)

3

5.00%

0

0.00%

AIFB

2

3.33%

0

0.00%

BSP

2

3.33%

0

0.00%

NCP

2

3.33%

0

0.00%

Revolutionary Socialist Party

2

3.33%

0

0.00%

RPI(A)

2

3.33%

0

0.00%

Bharatiya Gana Parishad

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Bodoland Peoples Front

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

DMDK

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

DMK

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Forward Democratic Labour Party

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Jharkhand Party (Naren)

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Makkal Needhi Maiam

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Manithaneya Makkal Katchi

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

National Secular Conference

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

RLD

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar)

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Vidiyalai Thedum Indhiyargal Party

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Welfare Party Of India

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Total

60

100%

51

100%

Table: Party-wise share of Candidates and MLAs Who Left the Political Parties

Party-wise share of Candidates and MLAs Who Joined the Other Political Parties

Party-Wise Share Of Candidates and MLAs - who joined other Political Parties

Party Joined

Number of Candidates who joined the party

% of Candidates who joined the party

Number of MLAs who joined the party

% of MLAs who joined the party

BJP

15

25.00%

20

39.22%

AITC

8

13.33%

17

33.33%

Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam

4

6.67%

7

13.73%

INC

5

8.33%

1

1.96%

DMK

3

5.00%

1

1.96%

Kerala Congress

2

3.33%

2

3.92%

All India N.R. Congress

1

1.67%

2

3.92%

Loktantrik Janta Dal

3

5.00%

0

0.00%

AGP

1

1.67%

1

1.96%

BSP

2

3.33%

0

0.00%

CPI(M)

2

3.33%

0

0.00%

AIADMK

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Anna Democratic Human Rights Movement Party of India

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Assam Jatiya Parishad

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Bharatiya Gana Parishad

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Bodoland Peoples Front

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Indian Unity Centre

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

JD(U)

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

LJP

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Lok Samya Party

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

My India Party

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Namathu Kongu Munnetra Kalagam

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

New Generation Peoples Party

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Rashtriya Ulama Council

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Socialist Party (India)

1

1.67%

0

0.00%

Total

60

100%

51

100%

Table: Party-wise share of Candidates and MLAs Who Joined the Other Political Parties

Financial Background

Re-contesting candidates

 

  •  Crorepati re-contesting Candidates : Out of the 60 re-contesting candidates, 29 (48%) are crorepatis.
  • Re-contesting Candidates with High Assets:  The top three re-contesting candidates with highest assets are given below:

S.No.

 State/Election

 Name

 Party in Current Election

 Party in Previous Election

 District

 Constituency In Current Election

 Constituency In Previous Election

 Assets in Current Election

(Rs in Crores)

1

Kerala

M.V.Shreyamskumar

Loktantrik Janta Dal

JD(U)

Wayanad

Kalpetta

Kalpetta

87,99,00,913

2

Assam

Dulu Ahmed

Assam Jatiya Parishad

INC

Guwahati

Hajo

Hajo

43,49,24,690

3

Tamil Nadu

Dhanapalan N.R

AIADMK

DMK

Chennai

Perambur

Perambur

34,31,00,405

Table: Top three re-contesting candidates with highest declared assets

  • Re-contesting Candidates with Lowest Assets:  The details of three re-contesting candidates with the lowest assets are given below:

S.No.

 State/Election

 Name

 Party in Current Election

 Party in Previous Election

 District

 Constituency In Current Election

 Constituency In Previous Election

 Assets in Current Election (Rs)

1

Tamil Nadu

Veeralakshmi

My India Party

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Chengalpattu

Pallavaram

Pallavaram

7,500

2

Tamil Nadu

Roshan

BSP

Welfare Party Of India

Coimbatore

Coimbatore South

Coimbatore (South)

51,000

3

Assam

Chintu Baruah

LJP

NCP

Tinsukia

Tinsukia

Tinsukia

1,50,000

Table: Three re-contesting Candidates with lowest declared assets

Re-contesting MLAs 

  • Crorepati re-contesting MLAs: Out of the 51 re-contesting MLAs, 35 (69%) are crorepatis.
  • Re-contesting MLAs with High Assets:  The top three re-contesting MLAs with highest assets are given below:

S.No.

 State/Election

 Name

 Party in Current Election

 Party in Previous Election

 District

 Constituency In Current Election

 Constituency In Previous Election

 Assets in Current Election (Rs in Crores)

1

Puducherry

A. Johnkumar

BJP

INC

Puducherry

Kamaraj Nagar

Kamaraj Nagar : Bye Election On 21-10-2019

26,69,93,315

2

Puducherry

A. Namassivayam

BJP

INC

Puducherry

Mannadipet

Villianur

25,05,76,451

3

West Bengal

Sabya Sachi Dutta

BJP

AITC

North 24 Parganas

Bidhannagar

Rajarhat New Town

7,75,53,603

Table: Top three re-contesting MLAs with highest declared assets 

  • Re-contesting MLAs with Lowest Assets:  The details of three re-contesting MLAs with the lowest assets are given below:

S.No.

 State/Election

 Name

 Party in Current Election

 Party in Previous Election

 District

 Constituency In Current Election

 Constituency In Previous Election

 Assets in Current Election (Rs)

1

West Bengal

Abdur Rahim Quazi

AITC

INC

North 24 Parganas

Baduria

Baduria

43,70,976

2

West Bengal

Sudip Kumar Mukherjee

BJP

INC

Purulia

Purulia

Purulia

45,02,782

3

West Bengal

Biswajit Das

BJP

AITC

North 24 Parganas

Bagda (Sc)

Bongaon Uttar (Sc)

49,35,094

Table: Three re-contesting MLAs with lowest declared assets


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National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

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IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

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IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

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