Finally (or semi-finally?):

<<10:37 (Read: 11:37?) pm: EC asks Returning Officer to start counting of
votes after segregating the two votes in question.

11:30 pm: ***Election Commission declares votes of Congress MLAs Bhola Bhai
Gohil and Raghav Bhai Patel as invalid***. Voting to begin soon.>>

Sukla



On 8 August 2017 at 23:40, Sukla Sen <sukla....@gmail.com> wrote:

> [High Drama over Rajya Sabha Poll in Gujarat: Open Horse Trading is Now an
> Open and Legitimate Part of the So Very Revered "Business of Nationalism"!
> (Of course, only as long as it's a part of the "Business of Nationalism"!)
> Counting, nevertheless, had to be put on hold.
> BJP unleashes its Minister Power!]
>
> http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rajya-sabha-
> election-live-updates-bjp-s-amit-shah-congress-ahmed-
> patel-in-battle-for-3-gujarat-seats/story-v1yD0IKJzbZJhh77d2M2wN.html
>
> Gujarat Rajya Sabha election LIVE: Congress, BJP fight over two votes; EC
> to convey order on counting at 11:30 pm
>
> Counting of votes for the three Gujarat Rajya Sabha seats was supposed to
> start at 5 pm. The counting was held up after the Congress demanded that
> the poll panel invalidate the votes of Raghavji Patel and Bhola Gohil who
> belonged to the Shankersinh Vaghela camp.
>
> INDIA Updated: Aug 08, 2017 23:10 IST
> Hiral Dave
> Hiral Dave
> Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
>
> Senior BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prashad , Nirmla Sitaraman , Dharmendra
> Pradhan , Muktar Abbas Naqvi , and Piyush Goel at Election Commission in
> New Delhi on Tuesday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
>
> The BJP’s Amit Shah and Smriti Irani are set to be elected to the Rajya
> Sabha from Gujarat in polling on Tuesday, which has become a high-stakes
> battle for Congress party’s Ahmed Patel, thanks to infighting and
> resignations.
>
> Patel remained confident of victory, saying that the “numbers favoured the
> Congress”.
>
> Gujarat has three vacancies and the ruling BJP has fielded party chief
> Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and Congress turncoat Balwantsinh
> Rajput. Of them, two are set to win, given the BJP’s strength of 122
> lawmakers in the assembly.
>
> For the third seat, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary
> Patel is up against Rajput.
>
> Read more
>
> Upset with Nitish, JD-U MLA votes for Ahmed Patel in Gujarat Rajya Sabha
> polls
>
> Gujarat Rajya Sabha election: Why it’s important for both BJP and Congress
> Catch live updates on the election here:
>
> 10:50 pm:
>
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> ANI ✔ @ANI
> Gujarat: Amit Shah, CM Vijay Rupani, Bhupender Yadav & othe rparty members
> sitting outside counting center in Gandhinagar #GujaratRSPolls
> 10:50 PM - Aug 8, 2017
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> 10:45 pm: Election Commission will convey order on counting of votes to
> Returning Officer at 11:30 pm.
>
> 10:25 pm: “Why is BJP bringing an army of defence/finance minister, power
> minister, petroleum minister and commerce minister? It means they want to
> suppress truth,” Surjewala questions.
>
> 10:12 pm: “With all respect, want to tell BJP that this is the war of
> truth and lies cannot prevail on Gandhi Ji’s land,” says Congress
> spokesperson RS Surjewala.
>
> 9:57 pm: EC officials turn away both Congress and BJP delegations for the
> third time.
>
> ...
> 8:25 pm: Congress MP P Chidambaram says, “There is enough evidence that
> the ballot paper were seen by people other than those authorized.”
>
> “EC must reject these ballot papers as it did in Haryana in June 2016,”
> Chidambaram says, reports ANI.
>
> 8:17 pm:
>
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> ANI ✔ @ANI
> Delhi: Congress and BJP delegations at Election Commission #GujaratRSPolls
> 8:17 PM - Aug 8, 2017
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>
> 8:10 pm: BJP delegation comprising Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal and RS
> Prasad arrive at Election Commission again.
>
> 7: 55 pm: BJP demands immediate counting of votes and announcement of
> results, says Congress is reacting out of fear of defeat.
>
> 7:50 pm: One of our MLAs had mistakenly showed his vote in Haryana and his
> vote was rejected, same was done in Gujarat so their votes should be
> rejected: Congress MP Anand Sharma.
>
> 7: 42 pm: Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says they requested EC to
> reject Congress’ plea as once votes are cast, nothing can be done and the
> process was fair.
>
> “Since morning Congress has been claiming win, now with defeat staring in
> their face they are making desperate attempts,” Prasad says.
>
> 7:40 pm: “I’m very much confident let counting take place,” says Ahmed
> Patel.
>
> 7:37 pm: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says Congress allegations are
> “baseless” and the party didn’t protest in the morning.
>
> Congress’ Ahmed Patel says Congress filed complaint with the Returning
> Officer soon after two rebel party MLAs allegedly showed their vote to BJP
> leaders.
>
> “Immediately a complaint was filed. The Returning Officer did not take any
> action, so we moved the Election Commission,” Patel says.
>
> Snipped
>
> --
> Peace Is Doable
>
>
>


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