Gujarat RS poll: Sharad Yadav says Election Commission showed 'brilliant judgment'

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

On Tuesday there was suspense about who the JD (U) MLA had voted for.

Yadav was referring to the Congress beating the BJP in one of the seats after the Election Commission rejected the votes of two dissident Congress legislators.

JD-U supremo and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take a call on party's rebel MLA from Gujarat Chhotubhai Vasava for his vote to Congress candidate Ahmed Patel on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the JDU has sacked Gujarat General Secretary Arun Srivastava for writing to the Returning Officer over the appointment of the party's election agent when he was not directed to do so, reported news agency ANI.

The rift in the JD (U) seems evident now.

Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav has also opposed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alliance with the BJP to form the new government in Bihar.

"Heartiest congratulations on your victory in Rajya Sabha election in spite of toughest hurdles". The others are senior leader Shankersinh Vaghela, his son Mahendrasinh, Raghavji Patel, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, C K Raulji, Bholabhai Gohel, and Amit Chaudhary. However, Vasava said that he voted for Congress' nominee Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha polls as the ruling BJP has done little for the tribal people and the poor.

"For 22 years the BJP has looted the state".

"We have been told by our sources that our MLA voted for BJP, if he is still claiming otherwise, I leave it to his conscience", Tyagi added. In addition, six party MLAs did not vote since they had quit the party and resigned from membership of the legislative assembly.

Mr Vasava said the decision to vote for Ahmed Patel "was my own" and pointed out that the party had issued no whip. And he indicated he was happy about that EC decision despite the fact that his party, the JD (U), is a BJP ally.

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