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adr: People were clear in their choice, the winning deputies obtained an average of 47% of the votes in UP: ADR | India News


LUCKNOW: There was a 4% increase in the total number of votes for winners in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections compared to 2017 polls, showing that victorious MPs had this time a strong bank of support. This was revealed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) after a detailed analysis of the votes collected during the election of the 18th Legislative Assembly of the UP.
According to the ADR, the winners of the Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections in 2022 won an average of 47% of the total polled votes. In the 2017 elections, the winners won an average of 43% of the total votes polled.
Additionally, 111 (28%) winners won with 50% and more of the total votes cast in their constituency, while 292 (72%) winners won with less than 50% of the votes.
The ADR said 51 (25%) of the 205 winners with declared criminal cases won with a vote share of 50% and above and 103 (28%) of the 366 crorepati winners won with a vote share of 50 % and more .
In terms of margin of victory, 15 winners won by a margin of less than 1,000 votes, while eight won by a margin of victory over 40%.
Additionally, 78 of the 205 winners with reported criminal cases won against a finalist with a clean past. Of these 78 winners, three won by more than 30% margin of victory – Amit Agarwal (BJP) from Meerut Cantt constituency won by 48% margin of victory.
The ADR also said that 49 of the 366 crorepati winners won against non-crorepati finalists. Among these 49 winners, seven won by more than 30% margin of victory — Atul Garg (BJP) from Ghaziabad constituency won by 43% margin of victory.
Looking at the performance of 47 MLA women, five women won by more than 20% margin of victory. Among them, Anjula Singh Mahaur (BJP) from Hathras constituency won the largest vote share with 59% in her constituency and 38% margin of victory.
Similarly, of the 209 re-elected winners in total, none won with less than 35% of the vote in their respective constituencies. In fact, 64 (31%) won by more than 50% of the vote and 92 (44%) re-elected MPs won by less than 10% margin of victory, while 17 won by more than 30% margin.

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