Cong MLA demands watch on horse-trading in RS polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 20:50

Ranchi: Congress MLA Madhavlal on Tuesday
demanded that the government should initiate vigilance or CID
raids to prevent "horse-trading" in the run up to Rajya Sabha
elections for two seats from Jharkhand.

"There should be vigilance or CID raids on any
thailawala (cash carrier) as some candidates (who filed
papers from Jharkhand) don’t even have single member in the
assembly," Madhavlal said in the state assembly.

Reacting to his apprehensions, Agriculture Minister
Satyanand Jha asked Madhavlal how could Congress expect to win
a seat with only thirteen MLAs in the house.

Madhavlal said, "Why BJP did not field a candidate
despite having 18 MLAs and instead is supporting an
Independent candidate.

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Samresh
Singh alleged that some candidates were trying to enter the
upper house through backdoor.


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First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 20:49

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