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