In Delhi who were the 2 AAP MLAs who cross voted in favour of Kovind
Amidst all the talk of cross-voting in the Presidential elections, two Aam Admi Party MLAs too appeared to have resorted to the same.
As per the data shared by the returning officer it appears as though 2 AAP legislators cross voted.
It may be recalled that sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra had said that his vote went to the one all set to become the next President of India.
The data also shows that although a total of 67 lawmakers had cast their vote, six were declared invalid. Two AAP MLAs did not vote. When a voter fails to mark the first reference, or marks the preference in a fashion other than the one prescribed by the Election Commission, the vote is considered as invalid.
The 70-member Delhi Assembly currently has 69 MLAs, of which, 65 belong to the ruling AAP and four to the BJP.
Among the votes deemed valid, 55 went in favour of joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, whom the AAP supported, while six votes went in favour of the President elect Ramnath Kovind. One seat is lying vacant since March when AAP legislator Ved Prakash had quit membership to join the BJP.