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Rajya Sabha polls: Had conceded defeat when Congress MLAs got here to vote, says Chandra

Rajya Sabha polls: Had conceded defeat when Congress MLAs got here to vote, says Chandra

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SENIOR LAWYER R Okay Anand’s defeat within the Rajya Sabha election from Haryana got here as a shock for not solely Anand however even the victor, media baron Subhash Chandra, who claims he was shocked on the end result.

Chandra, an Impartial candidate backed by the BJP, was in reality so sure of defeat when the Congress MLAs trooped in to solid their vote that he “went out from the sales space”, he informed The Indian Express Tuesday.

Requested whether or not he rejects allegations raised by Anand, together with the cost that mistaken pen was utilized by individuals who wished Chandra to win, Chandra texted again: “I solely know one factor, that when Congress MLAs got here to vote, I conceded defeat and went out from the sales space. (I) solely got here again to (give my) consent for sealing the field. It turned out totally different, I accepted the declaration of profitable. My worthy opponent ought to gracefully settle for defeat, which he did by saying to media (that) ‘so & so ditched me’.”

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Requested about Anand’s allegation that there was a prison conspiracy behind his defeat, Chandra stated, by way of SMS: “Let him (allege). I want him effectively.”

Within the run-up to the June 11 election, Chandra was on a weak wicket, whereas Anand, formally backed by the Indian Nationwide Lok Dal (INLD) and the Congress, had greater than sufficient votes for a easy crusing. Nevertheless, 14 votes of Congress MLAs have been termed invalid by the Election Fee, handing Subhash Chandra an upset victory.

Anand has alleged that Chandra and Congress chief and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda conspired, with tacit help of the BJP, to defeat him, as he had help of Hooda’s arch-rival Om Prakash Chautala, though social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi had requested Haryana’s Congress MLAs to make sure Anand’s victory. Anand maintains that Chandra can’t be sworn-in as a Rajya Sabha MP.

 

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