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Akbar, Dave of BJP, Tankha of Congress win RS seat from Madhya Pradesh

Jun 11th, 2016 5:57 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

2016-06-11 23.36.42

Rajya Sabha election: MJ Akbar, Anil Dave of BJP, Vivek Tankha of Congress win from Madhya Pradesh
Senior journalist M J Akbar and state BJP leader and strategist Dave polled 58 votes each, while Tankha secured 62 votes–57 from Congress, four from BSP and one independent.

candidates M J Akbar and Anil Dave and Congress’ Vivek Tankha on Saturday were elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh, while an independent candidate backed by BJP was defeated.
BJP’s bid to spoil the Congress candidate’s chances by fielding BJP leader Vinod Gotia as an independent candidate did not bear fruit. Gotia got 50 votes–48 surplus votes of BJP and two independents–against the required 58. Senior journalist M J Akbar and state BJP leader and strategist Dave polled 58 votes each, while Tankha secured 62 votes–57 from Congress, four from BSP and one independent

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