Counting for Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections halted amid legal wrangle

Aug 08, 2017, 20:53 IST | IANS

A member casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election at the Secretariat in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. Pic/ PTI
A member casts his vote for Rajya Sabha election at the Secretariat in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. Pic/ PTI

Counting for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections had to be stopped on Tuesday evening with the Congress demanding cancellation of votes of two of its legislators who cross-voted and displayed their ballot paper to the BJP's polling agent.

Two rebel Congress MLAs, Raghavji Patel and Bholabhai Gohil, displayed their ballot paper before the BJP agent as well as the Congress counterpart, which was challenged by senior Congress leaders.

Later, Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhwadia of the Congress and state BJP president Jitu Vaghani viewed the videography of the polling. A report was sent to the Election Commission in Delhi on the incident.

The Commission's decision is awaited.

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