RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav was on Thursday elected the chief of the Grand Alliance legislature get together and promptly hit out on the NDA, claiming it received the meeting elections by means of “deceit”. Addressing a press convention, Yadav mocked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose JD(U) has been relegated to the third place when it comes to seat tally, and questioned whether or not the latter would “heed his conscience and quit his attachment to the chair”.
He was clearly referring to Kumar resigning and snapping ties with the Grand Alliance earlier than returning to the NDA fold in 2017 after Tejashwi”s identify had cropped up in a cash laundering case. Kumar had then mentioned he was stepping down after heeding his conscience (atma ki awaaz).
Yadav claimed the folks”s mandate was for a change nevertheless it was manipulated.
“It was undoubtedly a mandate for change. The NDA received by dhan, bal and chhal (cash, muscle energy and deceit,” he alleged.
Requested whether or not the Mahagathbandhan would attempt to muster numbers to type its personal authorities, he mentioned, “We’ll go to the individuals who gave the mandate. In the event that they specific such a want we are going to act accordingly.”
Quoting election information, he claimed the NDA bought solely 12,270 votes greater than the Mahagathbandhan.
“How can it convert into their victory in 15 extra seats than us? We consider that had the counting of votes been truthful, we might have returned with a tally of greater than 130 seats,” mentioned Yadav, whose coalition has received 110 seats, 12 lower than the magic determine of 122. The NDA clinched 125 seats.
He mentioned his alliance will write to the Election Fee and level out the “discrepancies”.
“In so many constituencies, postal ballots had been counted in the long run and never firstly of counting which is the norm. Furthermore, there have been seats the place as many as 900 postal ballots had been invalidated,” the RJD chief alleged.
“We suspect this was executed to offset the help we had obtained from numerous servicemen who had been moved by our dedication to at least one rank, one pension scheme. We demand recounting of postal ballots in all such constituencies and the method be videographed,” Yadav asserted.
The 31-year-old former deputy chief minister alleged that errant polling officers had acted like a “prakoshth” (cell) of the BJP, and replied within the affirmative when requested if authorized treatment might be explored if the EC didn’t satisfactorily deal with the issues.