Two former ministers win election from behind bars

Last Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 21:40

Ranchi: Three former Jharkhand ministers
allegedly involved in corruption cases contested the assembly
elections from behind the bars with two winning and one
losing.

Former minister Hari Narayan Rai, who is currently in
jail in a disproportionate assets case, contested the election
from his Jarmundi seat as an independent candidate and won
with a handsome margin of 10,487 votes.

In 2005 also Rai had won as an independent from the
Jarmundi seat.

Another former minister Enos Ekka, who is also in jail in
the same case retained his Kolebira seat.

Ekka contested on Jharkhand Party (Ekka) ticket and won.
Last time also he had contested on the same party ticket.

NCP leader and former minister Kamlesh Kumar Singh, who
is behind the bars in a corruption case contested from his
Hussainabad seat, but failed to win this time.

Though former Chief Minister Madhu Koda allegedly
involved in the Rs 2000 crore money laundering scam did not
contest, his Jagannathpur assembly seat was won by his wife
Geeta.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 21:40

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