RJD to move court if EC rejects recount plea- The New Indian Express

RJD to maneuver courtroom if EC rejects recount plea- The New Indian Categorical

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PATNA: Persisting with its allegations of anomalies within the postal poll rely within the Bihar Meeting polls, the Rashtriya Janata Dal has determined to maneuver the courtroom if the Election Fee once more rejects its recount demand.

Grand Alliance chief and RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav has repeatedly alleged that alliance candidates misplaced in over a dozen seats due to irregularities within the counting of the polled postal ballots. The RJD has stated the NDA polled solely 37.3% of votes in comparison with GA’s 32.2%. 

​Even a marginal error can have an effect on the result, it asserted.

RJD spokesperson Chitranjan Gagan stated going to courtroom was very a lot on the desk, saying the general distinction within the complete votes polled was too skinny to be ignored. 

“The  Nationwide Democratic Alliance polled 1, 57, 00728 whereas Grand Alliance was polled a complete 156, 88458 — a distinction of solely 12270 votes. On account of anomalies in counting of postal in addition to different votes, the Grand Alliance  misplaced at the least a dozen seats, like on Hilsa seat, Nalanda, the place the occasion misplaced by solely 12 votes,” stated Gagan.

The RJD additionally gave just a few extra situations of wafer-thin margins. In Barbigha, the JD-U candidate managed to win by 113 votes towards Congress’ Gajanand Shahi; Sunil Kumar (former IPS officer) was declared winner by 462 votes towards CPI-M-L’s Jitendra Paswan on the Bhore seat in Gopalganj.

On the Hilsa seat, a complete 551 postal ballots had been polled of which 182 had been declared invalid, decreasing the margin of victory of the JD-U candidate by 12 votes solely. 

In the identical method, out of the 1,007 postal ballots, 106 had been rejected, which led to the JD-U’s victory by 113 votes. The RJD candidate from Ramgarh additionally gained the seat in Kaimur by a margin of 189 votes after rejection of 149 postal ballots out of 1,455.

Terming such complaints of the opposition occasion ‘unfounded’, the Election Fee has come out with a factsheet of seats gained by candidates with lower than 1,000-vote margin. 

“The postal ballots had been recounted, together with these discovered invalid, and no discrepancy was discovered,” Bihar Chief Electoral Officer HR Srinivas informed reporters.

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