Cross Voting Presidential Election 2022: The country has got its 15th President in the form of Draupadi Murmu, she will take the oath of office on July 25. Cross voting is being mentioned again and again after the presidential election results. The opposition is repeatedly accusing of cross voting during elections. In such a situation, it is very important to know that in which states what are the arguments of opposition parties and NDA regarding cross voting and what are they going to do about it now.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources claimed that 125 MLAs cross-voted. It has also been revealed in the counting of votes that Murmu got the benefit of cross voting of 17 MPs. A significant number of MLAs from opposition parties in Assam, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh voted in favor of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance candidate. It is believed that 22 MLAs from Assam and 20 from Madhya Pradesh did cross-voting. Six MLAs each from Bihar and Chhattisgarh, four from Goa and 10 from Gujarat will also have cross-voted.
who got how many votes
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Draupadi Murmu won the presidential election with a total of 6,76,803 votes on Thursday. His rival Yashwant Sinha got a total of 3,80,177 votes. Murmu got a total of 2824 voters, including 540 MPs, while his rival Sinha got 1,877 votes, including 208 MPs. Sources said that 17 MPs from opposition parties have “cross-voted” in his support. All the MLAs of Andhra Pradesh voted in favor of Murmu, while in Arunachal Pradesh they got the votes of all the MLAs except four.
Ruckus in Gujarat
The Gujarat unit of the Congress has launched a probe into suspected cross-voting by at least seven MLAs in the presidential election held on July 18. A party leader gave this information on Friday. Murmu got 121 votes in Gujarat, while the number of BJP MLAs in the assembly is 111. According to the Congress leader, one of the 10 additional votes Murmu got is from a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA, while two votes can be from the Tribal Party of India. This shows that at least seven Congress MLAs voted in favor of Murmu. Joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha got 57 votes in Gujarat. Congress’ Gujarat unit spokesperson Manish Doshi said, “The party is shocked by the details that came out during the counting of votes. Our leadership has already started investigation to find out the truth.
Goa MLAs claim cross voting
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed that three MLAs of opposition parties in the state have “cross-voted” in favor of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Draupadi Murmu for the post of President. Pramod Sawant said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies have the support of 25 MLAs, but Murmu got 28 votes from Goa. “So it is clear that three votes have come from the opposition. I don’t know which MLAs supported Murmu, but I am grateful to him for his support.” While the Congress claimed that its MLAs were not involved in it. Congress MLA Carlos Alvares Ferreira told reporters that it was not fair to assume that the “cross-voting” took place from his party. He said, “Cross voting can also happen from any other opposition party. Congress is a united force.
Congress high command very angry in Jharkhand
According to sources, many Congress MLAs in Jharkhand cross-voted in the presidential election. About 9 to 10 MLAs voted in support of Draupadi Murmu, despite the party’s instructions to vote for Yashwant Sinha in the presidential election. Sources said that this has angered the party high command. After the cross-voting, the party fears that these MLAs may change sides by coming in contact with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) or the BJP, which is leading the government.