As voting ended for 2 Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana this night, the ruling BJP sought the cancellation of votes forged by Congress MLAs Kiran Choudhary and BB Batra, alleging that they confirmed their desire of votes to a number of individuals apart from the celebration agent, in violation of secrecy.
Quickly after the final vote was forged round 5 pm, a BJP delegation of Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Jitendra Singh met with the election officer with their grievance. The ballot returning officer, nonetheless, mentioned there was no violation in voting.
“I’ve seen the videography very rigorously and located that there was no breach of privateness or secrecy of the poll paper,” mentioned the officer.
Of the full 90 members of the Home, 89 forged their votes, officers mentioned on the finish of the polling.
Unbiased legislator Balraj Kundu abstained from voting.
The BJP fielded former minister Krishan Lal Panwar and former Union minister Ajay Maken was the Congress candidate. Media baron Kartikeya Sharma contested as an Unbiased backed by the BJP.
Each KL Panwar and Kartikeya Sharma wrote to the Election Fee alleging that the 2 Congress MLAs had proven their poll papers to “unauthorised individuals” after marking them.
Congress’s Kuldeep Bishnoi was among the many first to forged their votes instantly after polling started at 9 am
Most of his celebration MLAs arrived from Raipur by way of Delhi later.
The Congress had shifted its MLAs to Raipur every week in the past, fearing poaching.
Mr Bishnoi was not among the many Congress MLAs who had been sequestered in a resort in Raipur. After voting, Mr Bishnoi, who has been disenchanted along with his celebration for a while, informed reporters that he had voted “as per my conscience”.
Congress MLA Kuldeep Vats claimed that Mr Bishnoi had voted for the celebration’s candidate.
The Rajya Sabha polls are essential for former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to show his credentials after the Congress lately changed Kumari Selja as its state unit chief along with his loyalist Udai Bhan.
The BJP, with 40 MLAs within the 90-member Haryana Meeting, has 9 greater than the 31 first desire votes required for a straight win.
Within the second seat, media baron Kartikeya Sharma’s entry as an Unbiased backed by the BJP has escalated the struggle. Mr Sharma has the backing of the BJP-JJP mix, a lot of the Independents, and Gopal Kanda, the lone MLA of the Haryana Lokhit Get together.
The Congress has 31 members within the state Meeting, simply sufficient to assist its candidate win a seat.
Two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana will fall vacant in August with the phrases of media baron Subhash Chandra and BJP chief Dushyant Gautam expiring.
(With PTI inputs)