EC declares votes of 2 Congress rebels invalid

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As per the rules, a legislator can't show his ballot-paper to anyone, except his own party representative. The Congress had alleged that two of its MLAs Bhola Gohil & Raghav Patel showed their ballot-papers to Amit Shah. Both Congress and BJP reached out to EC, the former sought that those two votes be declared void.

After a high-voltage drama, the EC declared them invalid. Polling day is here for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls that saw a lot of dramatic ongoings. Contesting for three seats were BJP leaders Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput, and Congress' Ahmed Patel.

Such a fierce contest is being seen after about two decades; generally, candidates of major parties get elected unopposed.

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