Assam Rajya Sabha Election: Votes of 3 BJP MLAs likely to be cancelled
Guwahati: Amidst the ongoing equations of support in favour of Rajya Sabha candidates. Votes of three BJP MLAs may get cancelled after opposition Congress has complained about foul play in voting by these lawmakers.
The Congress poll agent blamed that the trio has shown their votes publicly.
Meanwhile, the vote of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) MLA Durgadas Bodo along with three other is likely to be cancelled as they have violated the conduct by showing ballot paper publicly.
The other votes are of BJP MLA Hitendra Nath Goswami, BJP MLA Ganesh Kumar Limbu and BJP MLA Sanjay Kishan.
In Assam, where two seats are up for grabs, the ruling BJP has nominated party leader Pabitra Margherita and Rwngwra Narzary backed by its ally United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL).
Congress has fielded Ripun Bora again from the seat. While Ranee Narah and Ripun Bora are retiring; Congress has fielded only one candidate since losing majority in Assam.
After the voting began, Siddhartha Bhattacharya was the first BJP MLA to cast vote.
Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has reached Assembly to cast his vote in favor of BJP candidate Pabitra Margherita.
While the victory of Margherita is almost confirmed in one seat, all eyes will be on the contest for the second seat where UPPL candidate is locking horns with Congress’s Ripun Bora.
As a matter of fact, Narzary needs only two votes to deal victory in the polls.
In Assam, a candidate needs 43 votes to get elected. BJP and its allies have 83 out of 126 votes in the assembly, while Congress has 26.
The results of the election will be declared by 6 pm on Thursday.