The NPP’s central leadership had declared support for NDA candidate in the presidential elections held on July 17. The party has four legislators in Rajasthan.
In his letter to Raje, the NPP state president has pointed to Parnami’s statement to media after declaration of the election results. Kovind got 166 votes from the state. Meena has written that Parnami counted state’s 161 BJP MLAs, two MLAs of National Unionist Zamindara Party and three Independent MLAs to sum up the 166 votes received by Kovind. It implied that the four NPP MLAs here did not vote for the NDA candidate.
“I strongly object to Ashok Parnami’s statement that only those present at the chief minister’s residence (when Kovind was here) voted for the NDA candidate and that there was no cross-voting by BJP MLAs,” said Meena.
The NPP leader has further written that during the last Rajya Sabha elections too there was cross-voting from the BJP ranks despite Raje personally overseeing the polling. “I request you to discuss with the state president (Parnami) to try and find out who among the party members indulged in cross-voting,” Meena has written, asking Raje to identify the “aasteen ke saanp” (treacherous) before the assembly elections due in 2018.
Source : timesofindia