Jharkhand deputy CM urges EC to start counting

Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday appealed the Election Commission to allow counting of votes for the Rajya Sabha election.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2012, 20:53 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday appealed the Election Commission to allow counting of votes for the Rajya Sabha election.
"I will like to request the EC that the counting
should be started without any delay," Soren told reporters
here.

Stating that all the coalition partners had voted for
JMM candidate Sanjeev Kumar, Soren, also a JMM leader, said
this set at rest all reports on horse trading.

The EC has stopped counting of votes for Rajya Sabha
elections in Jharkhand till its probe into seizure of Rs 2.15
crore is completed.

Hours before the start of Rajya Sabha polling in
Jharkhand today, Rs 2.15 crore in cash was seized from a car
owned by the brother of an independent candidate.

PTI