In the just concluded 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls, the Congress has lost its security deposit in 387 of the 399 seats it contested, almost 97.0% in which it won just two seats.
Congress secured just 2.4% of the total votes in Uttar Pradesh, which had contested from nearly all seats in the state. Their share is even lower than the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RLD’) 2.9% from just 33 seats it contested.
Bahujan Samaj Party was among the other parties, who contested from all 403 seats and lost the security deposit in 290, including the largest winning party, BJP lost the deposit in three of the 376 seats it had contested.
While the second largest party, the Samajwadi Party (SP) lost six of its 347 candidates, SP’s senior ally RLD lost its deposit in three seats out of the 33 contested, including small allies SBSP and Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) loosing 8 of their 25 candidates.
Therefore, out of the total of 4,442 contestants in Uttar Pradesh, 3,522, which is 80% of people failed to get back their security deposits.