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RS polls: Six legislators cross-vote in West Bengal

Kolkata: Three legislators of the Left Front and two of the Congress in the West Bengal assembly voted for the ruling Trinamool Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls Friday while a Trinamool member voted

IANS [ Updated: February 07, 2014 17:29 IST ]
rs polls six legislators cross vote in west bengal
rs polls six legislators cross vote in west bengal

Kolkata: Three legislators of the Left Front and two of the Congress in the West Bengal assembly voted for the ruling Trinamool Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls Friday while a Trinamool member voted for an opposition-backed contestant.


The Congress suspended both its rebel members - Sushil Roy and Himani Biswas - who voted for Ahmed Hasan Imran.

Ananta Deb Adhikary and Dasarath Tirkey of the Revolutionary Socialist Party and Forward Bloc's Sunil Mondal also backed Imran, who now looks favourite to win.

On the other side, suspended Trinamool Congress lawmaker Sikha Mitra voted in favour of independent candidate A.S. Malihabadi, who has the support of both the Congress and the Left Front.

All six legislators confirmed they had cross voted.

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