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Cross voting in Rajya Sabha polls: Congress expels its Haryana MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi from all get together positions

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NEW DELHI: A day after shedding the Rajya Sabha election in Haryana as a result of cross-voting, the Congress cracked the whip and expelled its legislator Kuldeep Bishnoi from all get together positions.

The Haryana Congress has alleged that Bishnoi, an MLA from the Adampur constituency in Hisar, didn’t vote for the get together candidate Ajay Maken and cross-voted in favour of Independent candidate Kartikeya Sharma, who was supported by the ruling BJP-JJP mix.

The Congress had 31 MLA and wanted as many votes to win the Rajya Sabha seat from Haryana, however one in all its legislators cross-voted and one other’s vote was cancelled.

“The Congress president has expelled Kuldeep Bishnoi from all his present party positions, including the post of special invitee of the Congress Working Committee, with immediate effect,” an announcement from AICC normal secretary Okay C Venugopal stated.

Bishnoi had not attended any of the get together conferences of its legislators and had stated that he has voted as per his conscience.