Presidential Elections 2022: More than 100 MLAs from different assemblies across the country cross-voted in favor of Murmu. In the results, Murmu has got more votes than expected, which is clear that there has been cross voting in the election and the opposition leaders have also cast their vote in favor of the NDA candidate.
Presidential Elections 2022: The country is going to get a new President in the form of Draupadi Murmu. In Thursday’s results, NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu got nearly 60 per cent votes and opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha lost the election. In front of the NDA’s strategy, the opposition unity was completely shattered and the people’s representatives cast their votes in favor of Murmu by going beyond the party line. The results also clearly indicate that many MPs and MLAs have cross-voted in the presidential election.
- Opposition MPs cheated!
According to information received from sources, there were 15 to 17 opposition MPs who voted in favor of Draupadi Mumu. Similarly, more than 100 MLAs from different assemblies across the country cross-voted in favor of Murmu. In the results, Murmu has got more votes than expected, which is clear that there has been cross voting in the election and the opposition leaders have also cast their vote in favor of the NDA candidate.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar had announced the name of Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha on behalf of the opposition. But he could not keep his own party united in support of Sinha. In Gujarat, NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja voted in favor of NDA candidate Murmu and also declared that he has done so on the voice of conscience. Similarly, Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal Yadav had already announced his support to Murmu even though he was elected MLA on SP ticket and his party stood with Sinha. SP MLA from Bareilly Shahjeel Islam also cast his vote for the NDA candidate. Cross voting was witnessed in Haryana, where Kuldeep Bishnoi of Congress cast his vote for Murmu irrespective of party line.
- round of claims after voting
The BJP had claimed cross-voting on behalf of most Congress MLAs in Jharkhand. Also said that more than 12 out of 17 Congress MLAs have voted in favor of Murmu. However, the Congress rejected these claims. In the state, NPC MLA Kamlesh Singh had also voted in support of Murmu irrespective of the party line. Murmu comes from tribal society whose large population lives in Jharkhand. Along with this, she has also worked as a governor in the state. There have also been indications of cross voting in support of Murmu from Punjab, Odisha and Bengal.