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Three MLAs of opposition parties cross-voted in Presidential election: Goa CM Sawant

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed that three MLAs of opposition events within the state “cross-voted” in favor of Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for President Draupadi Murmu. Murmu (64) created historical past on Thursday by turning into the primary President from the tribal group by defeating opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. Murmu gained by an enormous margin in opposition to Sinha by securing greater than 64 per cent of the legitimate votes within the counting.

Sawant informed reporters on Thursday night time that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies have the assist of 25 MLAs, however Murmu obtained 28 votes from Goa. “So it’s clear that three votes have come from the opposition. I do not know which MLAs supported Murmu, however I’m grateful to him for his assist. The Chief Minister expressed happiness that Murmu has been elected to the highest constitutional put up.

‘Allegations and counter-allegations have began within the opposition camp concerning the allegation of cross-voting. Congress claimed that its MLAs weren’t concerned in it. Congress legislator Carlos Alvares Ferreira informed reporters that it was not honest to imagine that the “cross-voting took place on behalf of his party”. “Cross voting can also happen from any other opposition party. Congress is a united force. However, opposition Goa Forward Party (GFP) MLA Vijay Sardesai took a dig at Ferreira’s remarks. He said, “The assertion of the Congress being united is information to me. He stated everybody knew what was taking place within the occasion and who would have carried out ‘cross-voting’.

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