Jamshedpur: Defending itself for voting in
favour of a candidate of its coalition partner JMM in the
recent Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand, the BJP on Sunday said they
want an enquiry into the election of Independent candidates to
the upper house from the state.
"We will welcome a comprehensive enquiry from any agency
including CBI not only into the recent development in the
Rajya Sabha poll but also in the past," Jharkhand state unit
president of BJP, Dineshanand Goswami, said.
He hailed Chief Election Commission`s decision to cancel
the polls following the recovery of Rs 2.15 crores from a
vehicle belonging to a relative of Independent candidate R K
Goswami defended party`s central leadership`s decision to
vote in favour of JMM candidate Sanjeev Kumar even though it
had earlier decided to abstain from voting.
"The party leadership changed its stand and decided to
vote for our major coalition partner JMM`s candidate to
prevent horse-trading," he clarified.
Goswami said JVM was the first party in the state to
announce the name of its candidate Pravin Singh for the RS
poll but they had promoted two independent candidates R K
Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot to contest the poll.
While two of JVM MLAs proposed the name of Dhoot,
party supremo Babulal Marandi and MP Dr Ajay Kumar supported
Agarwal, the BJP leader said.