MJ Akbar wins,BJP gains one of six RS seats in Jharkhand
By Abha Manakatala - Thu Jul 02, 4:20 pm
By winning the Rajya Sabha by poll,ruling BJP has secured one Rajya Sabha MP in the total list of six MPs.
Five other RS members from Jharkhand were:Parimal Nathwani(Independent),Sanjiv Kumar(JMM),Dheeraj Sahu(Congress) and Prem Gupta(RJD) and Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu.
Now,the six RS MP is MJ Akbar who defeated the JMM candidate Haji Hussain Ansari by a margin of 19 votes.
In the 80(0ne seat vacant)MLA strong Assembly,77 MLAs had excercised their franchise.Three MLAs-two Independents Pratap Sahi and Enos Ekka and AJSU MLA Kamal Kishore Bhagat,who were in jail on charges of either corruption or attempt to murder and extortion,failed to turn up to cast vote.
As a result,while Akbar had secured 48 votes,Hussain bagged 29 votes.