A petition has been filed in the High Court seeking proper scrutiny of affidavits of the candidates.
Naming the five candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections, Banerjee tweeted “My best wishes to all of them. Salute to Ma, Mati, Manush.”
INLD, which had originally backed RK Anand, had alleged that Congress’ former CM BS Hooda and BJP were “responsible” for the 14 votes of party MLAs being declared invalid in the June 11 Rajya Sabha election.
The results of the Haryana Rajya Sabha polls have been mired in controversy as the votes of 12 Congress legislators were declared invalid on the ground that they were inked using the wrong pen.
The JD(S) managed to win only one of the seven legislative council seats for which elections were held and none of the four Rajya Sabha seats.
After the voting ended Saturday, Yadav had said that he had voted for a party, “which can bring development to this state and my region”.
The big surprises the elections came in Haryana and Jharkhand, where candidates of the BJP denied victories to Congress-backed nominees who were considered fairly certain to enter Parliament.
Congress leaders state that their victory despite the BJP’s ‘unfair’ tactics, is a sign that democracy prevails in the country.
Thakur, who was the BJP-backed candidate in Uttarakhand, resigned from the party after withdrawing from the Rajya Sabha race and accused the BJP of following “money and briefcase politics”.
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid termed Anand’s defeat by BJP-backed media baron and Independent candidate Subhash Chandra as a setback and disappointing.
Dissidence-hit JD(S) suffered a humiliating blow with eight of its MLAs cross voting in favour of Congress, with the party admitting it even before the polling deadline ended.
Subhas Chandra, an independent candidate supported by the BJP, scraped through amid political drama during the vote count.
Out of total 81 MLAs, 79 cast their votes, they said. JMM MLA Charma Linda and Congress MLA Devendra Singh could not cast their vote.
The 29-MLA Congress suffered a jolt with Sibal getting only 25 first preference votes despite 8-member RLD committing four votes each to Congress and SP.
Some of the MLAs openly indulged into cross-voting to convey their differences with their parties and their alignment towards other parties.