Media baron and BJP-backed Impartial candidate Subhash Chandra unexpectedly gained within the Rajya Sabha polls Saturday after 14 votes of the Congress have been declared invalid.
BJP’s first candidate, Union Minister Birender Singh, gained the opposite seat within the state.
Impartial candidate R Ok Anand who had filed his nomination with help from INLD, and for whom Congress introduced help Friday, misplaced.
Within the 90-member Meeting, BJP has 47 MLAs. The occasion required 31 votes to make sure Singh’s victory. Nevertheless, he wanted solely 26 votes when 14 votes have been declared invalid. A complete of 40 votes have been polled in his favour. The extra 14 votes received transferred to Chandra with second choice votes rising his tally to 29. He polled 15 votes.
The Congress has 17 MLAs within the Home whereas INLD has 19. With one INLD candidate cross-voting for Chandra, Anand polled 18 INLD votes however solely three legitimate votes from the Congress. It’s being alleged that 14 Congress MLAs took their very own pens, and didn’t use the one offered by the Vidhan Sabha Secretariat, to solid their vote.
Chief of Opposition and INLD chief Abhay Chautala mentioned after Anand’s defeat: “We all the time doubted their (Congress) intentions. We knew Congress might be purchased. Votes of 14 Congress MLAs have been rejected, thereby benefitting the BJP. Whereas they voted for Anand, they used the incorrect pen. They name us the B crew of BJP and mentioned they have been voting towards BJP as it’s a communal occasion. However their claims are actually uncovered. B S Hooda left the poll paper clean,” alleged Chautala.
CLP Chief Kiran Choudhry mentioned: “I’m fully shocked. It’s a conspiracy towards the Congress. An intensive probe is required.”
Birender Singh mentioned that in a gathering of the BJP held final evening, “it was determined that I’ll get 40 votes and 12 BJP MLAs will vote for Subhash Chandra. Additional, the second choice votes have been to go to Chandra”.
Chandra informed reporters that Anand’s announcement that he’ll help the Congress didn’t go down effectively with the INLD MLAs. “This election was about Haryanvi vs non-Haryanvi and BJP vs non-BJP events,” he mentioned.