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Tag: Cross Voting

Damodar Rout hints at cross voting in vice presidential polls

Bhubaneswar: Minister and senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today said MPs who ignored their party’s directive and voted for Venkaiah Naidu during Vice president poll in return of money, cannot be termed as politicians. Talking to media, Rout said he is not sure whether cross-voting has happened or not and members of which party were […]

Presidential Election: MP Baijayant raises questions over veracity of polls

Bhubaneswar: Sparking a fresh debate over ‘cross-voting’, BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Tuesday alleged that few MP’s allegedly voted against party’s decision in the Presidential Election held yesterday. Panda has questioned as to why political parties take stand during President and Vice President Election as there is no provision for party whip. ‘Why do […]

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Cross-voting likely in Presidential Elections: Tara Bahinipati

Bhubaneswar: With differences clearly visible among several parties over NDA’s Presidential candidate, Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Monday expressed apprehensions about ‘cross-voting’ by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). As UPA backed candidate Meira Kumar is popular among the intellectual masses, MPs of several political parties including Shiv Sena, BJP and BJD may […]

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Setback for BJD as suspended leader wins Nuapara ZP vice chairman seat

Nuapara: The BJD in the district received a jolt today after Bhanu Pratap Majhi, who was suspended from party recently, grabbed the post of zilla paishad chairperson with cross voting from BJD. With the support from five Congress members, Majhi emerged victorious after one from the ruling party voted for him violating party whip. A […]

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