MUMBAI: Even because the BJP gained all 5 seats it contested within the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections on Monday, Mohit Kamboj, its chief from Mumbai, claimed that three MLAs of the celebration indulged in “cross-voting”.
In a WhatsApp message that went viral, Kamboj, who has labored because the BJP’s Mumbai unit functionary, mentioned, “We got 134 votes while one vote was wasted. Three BJP MLAs cross-voted. Three MLAs of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi did not vote for us.”
The BJP had fielded 5 candidates – Pravin Darekar, Ram Shinde, Uma Khapre, Shrikant Bharatiya and Prasad Lad – of which the primary 4 bagged the minimal quota of votes required to win the ballot within the first spherical of counting.
Lad gained within the second spherical, whereas Congress’ Chandrakant Handore misplaced. Kamboj is thought for his proximity to senior BJP chief and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Earlier, reacting to the celebration’s victory, Fadnavis had mentioned, “There is a lot of speculation about cross-voting, etc, but I alone know who voted for which candidate. I thank all the independent MLAs and small parties for their support.”
Kamboj was not accessible for feedback over his WhasApp submit.