1. Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections: Congress approaches EC against two MLAs who voted for BJP

Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections: Congress approaches EC against two MLAs who voted for BJP

Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil claimed that two MLAs showed their votes to BJP.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 8, 2017 6:16 PM
Congress complaint against mla, amit shah, ahmed patel, BJP, Congress, bharatiya janata party, bjp congress, bjp congress “If a voter shows his vote to anyone other than party’s authorized agent, then the vote gets rejected,” Gohil said.

Congress on Tuesday filed a complaint against its two MLAs, who voted in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party, for showing their vote to Amit Shah, ANI reported. Speaking to media, Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil claimed that two MLAs showed their votes to BJP. “If a voter shows his vote to anyone other than party’s authorised agent, then the vote gets rejected,” Gohil said. “Two Congress MLAs who voted for BJP showed their votes to Amit Shahji, it has been video-graphed,” he claimed. Gohil added that he will ask for the official copy of the video, adding, if the video is tampered with, it will be a serious a criminal act. The counting was delayed due to the row over these two votes.  Congress The complaint was filed by Congress leader Randeep Surjewala and RPN Singh.  A fierce electoral battle is being witnessed in Gujarat Assembly as Congress is trying its best to ensure mandate for senior party leader Ahmed Patel.  Congress’ Gujarat in-charge Ashok Gehlot exuded confidence that senior party leader Patel will win comfortably in the Rajya Sabha polls as he has the required numbers.

“Out of our 44 MLAs we accept that one of them has cross-voted, but one of NCP and one of JD(U) has given us support,” he claimed. “Ahmed Patel will win as we have the numbers,” Gehlot told reporters. Congress leaders have repeatedly claimed that Patel will easily secure 45 votes, the magical number required to win the seat, as 43 of their MLAs, one from NCP and one from JD (U) have voted for the party. The Congress has 51 MLAs in the House after six legislators resigned following a rebellion by senior party leader Shankarsinh Vaghela.

 

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