Congress in Disarray After Himachal Pradesh Rajya Sabha Poll Defeat: Amit Shah

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GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 28th Feb. 
Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Tuesday that the Congress party is in disarray following a significant setback in the Rajya Sabha polls in Himachal Pradesh, where cross-voting led to the victory of BJP candidate Harsh Mahajan over Congress nominee Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Shah’s remarks came shortly after Singhvi’s defeat, highlighting the disintegration within the opposition party and its inability to retain control over its members. He dismissed suggestions of a BJP strategy behind Mahajan’s win, attributing the Congress’s decline to internal rifts and mistreatment of its own members.

Responding to Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu’s allegations of Congress MLAs being kidnapped, Shah questioned the feasibility of such claims given the voting process occurred within the assembly premises during an ongoing session.

Shah emphasized the transparency of the voting process, noting the presence of electoral observers and surveillance cameras. He criticized the Congress’s focus on allegations of MLA abduction instead of addressing the loss of support within its ranks.

In the Rajya Sabha polls, Mahajan emerged victorious after a tie with Singhvi, secured through a draw of lots, revealing the defection of six Congress MLAs and three Independents in favor of the BJP. With the Congress currently holding 40 seats, the BJP 25, and three independents in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly, the outcome underscores the shifting political landscape in the state.

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