Rajasthan RS polls: BJP MLA allegedly cross votes, party demands rejection; another MLA’s vote doubtful

In the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections in Rajasthan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded that the vote cast by the MLA party be rejected after it was allegedly cast.

Dholpur MLA, Shobharani Kushwah, voted for the MLA Congress, sources said. Subsequently, BJP and MLA agent Rajendra Rathore demanded that the vote be declined.

When asked about Kochoh, BJP state chief Satish Punya, without naming any names, said, “The returning officer will decide. So far it is only discussed. The count will only be decided once.”

In another incident, BJP MLA of Garhi in Banswara, Kailash Chandra Meena showed his vote on party polling agent Rathore but apparently ended up showing his vote to the Congress Head of State and polling agent Govind Singh Duttasra also wrong. Dotsara claimed that he watched the vote so it should be rejected.

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In Rajya Sabha polls, each MLA’s vote is crucial and can be the difference between winning and losing. Earlier, during the mock poll conducted by the BJP, the votes of up to five BJP MLAs were rejected.

Polling began on Friday with Prime Minister Ashok Gilot casting his vote, followed by State Minister Rajendra Goda. Five candidates are vying for the four seats of the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.

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