The Congress Monday approached the Election Fee searching for countermanding elections to 2 Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana and holding contemporary polls, arguing that there was a “deep rooted conspiracy” hatched by the state’s BJP authorities to “hijack and rig” the polls to make sure that the votes of Congress MLAs have been rejected on the bottom that they’d forged their votes with a distinct pen. Amid discuss of an inner sabotage, the occasion additionally seemed to be defending former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Individually, it demanded an FIR in opposition to the BJP management and BJP-backed candidate Subhash Chandra and a CBI probe into the invalidation of the votes. Unbiased candidate R Ok Anand was a part of the Congress delegation the met the Election Fee. “It’s a legal act. Election Fee ought to be certain that an FIR is registered,” Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma stated later.
In an obvious defence of Hooda, Sharma added: “It was a legal conspiracy to undermine the electoral course of by the BJP….Every vote was seen by the authorised consultant…common secretary B Ok Hariprasad…All of the MLAs had marked the votes in favour of the candidate we have been supporting…Voters don’t take their colors or pens….You go contained in the polling sales space and the pen is there tied to a small string…These whose votes have been invalidated belong to not one faction of the Congress however to all..I’m not taking names, however a few of the robust loyalists of Hooda…their votes have been discovered legitimate.”
Requested whether or not he was saying that Hooda had not betrayed the occasion, he stated: “When did I say that.” “I discuss primarily based on info..I react solely to info,” he added.
About hypothesis over Hooda leaving his poll clean, he stated, “I’m not the Election Fee. You aren’t alleged to know which poll quantity belongs to whom..Neither you recognize nor I do know. I don’t even know….how will you condemn on the idea of unsubstantiated political hypothesis and fees. It could be unfair.”
Anand blames BJP
R Ok Anand, who was earlier blaming Bhupinder Singh Hooda for conspiring for his defeat, Monday blamed BJP for the loss. “I by no means stated that Congress leaders have been concerned. I stated that originally, Congress by no means wished to vote for me… If one thing flawed was taking place, the Congress leaders ought to have come to me.”