0As many as 170 MLAs left the Congress to affix different events through the elections held between 2016-2020, whereas solely 18 BJP legislators switched events to contest the polls on this interval, based on a report by ballot rights group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report stated between 2016-2020, 182 of the 405 re-contesting MLAs, who switched political events, joined the BJP, adopted by 38 who joined the Congress and 25 who joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
Here’s a have a look at some of the outstanding names that stop events or switched sides forward of elections:
Jyotiraditya Scindia had converted to the BJP in March 2020 together with 22 supporter MLAs. Their resignation from the Congress and the MP Assembly led to the autumn of the Kamal Nath authorities on March 20, and return of Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister on March 23. In his resignation letter, Scindia stated he was unable to serve the nation and his state whereas remaining within the Congress.
West Bengal political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP on December 19, 2020 days after he resigned from the Trinamool Congress and gave up his cupboard portfolios within the Mamata Banerjee authorities. In an open letter addressed to the grassroots members of the Trinamool Congress, Adhikari stated West Bengal is standing at a vital juncture because the folks of the state are destined to select within the 2021 Assembly elections that may influence them endlessly. Adhikari stated that “a particularly deep rot and malaise” has set in within the Trinamool Congress.
On February 12 this 12 months, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dinesh Trivedi resigned from Rajya Sabha over “violence” going down in Bengal forward of meeting elections. He additional stated that he was feeling ‘stressed’, ‘suffocated’ and discovering it troublesome to work within the TMC for fairly a while. Trivedi joined the BJP on March 6, 2021.
Congress insurgent Ramesh Jarkiholi resigned and joined BJP in 2019. In June 2016, he was inducted into the Siddaramaiah-led authorities of Karnataka as a cupboard minister. He held the Small Scale Industries Ministry portfolio. He was disqualified from the meeting as per the anti-defection regulation in 2019, however was re-elected to the meeting on a BJP ticket in December 2019.
Once a key aide to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, outstanding spokesperson Tom Vadakkan left the social gathering after serving for nearly twenty years for its leaders in March 2019. He attacked his social gathering for its stand on the Balakot airstrike as ‘unhappy’ and joined BJP within the presence of the then social gathering president Amit Shah and minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Sabita Indra Reddy
Sabitha Indra Reddy was Home Minister within the Congress authorities in united Andhra Pradesh. On June 7, 2019, 5 Congress MLAs, led by senior MLA Sabita Indra Reddy, met TRS working president Okay T Rama Rao and submitted a listing of 12 MLAs keen to affix the ruling social gathering.
Rita Bahuguna Joshi
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee Chief and MLA Rita Bahuguna Joshi stop Congress and joined BJP in October 2016. She hit out at Rahul Gandhi and high leaders saying the management was not acceptable to folks because the grand outdated social gathering had misplaced its status below them.
Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar stop the Congress on Monday to affix the BJP saying that she had realised that the nation can solely transfer ahead below the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She joined the saffron social gathering at its nationwide headquarters. In her profession in politics, Khushbu first served within the DMK after which joined Congress. With the BJP, she begins her third innings in politics. Khushbu, whereas resigning, in a letter to Sonia Gandhi additionally protested towards what she termed as some leaders’ “dictating phrases”.
Bollywood actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, stop the social gathering in precisely 5 months saying she didn’t want to be used for “petty in-house politics”. “It is apparent that the important thing functionaries of Mumbai Congress are both unable or not dedicated to carry a few change and transformation within the organisation for the betterment of the social gathering,” she stated in an announcement to the media. She later joined the Shiv Sena.
Kerala Congress chief PC Chacko on Wednesday submitted his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi saying that it had change into troublesome to be a Congress chief in Kerala. This comes even because the social gathering has been finalising its record in Kerala that goes to polls on April 6. “No democracy left in Congress. Candidate record has not been mentioned with the state Congress committee. I’ve despatched my resignation to Sonia Gandhi,” he stated. He has, nonetheless, denied plans of becoming a member of BJP to this point.