Jamshedpur: The alleged seizure of Rs 2 crore from a car belonging to a relative of an independent Rajya Sabha candidate RK Agarwal revitalized the Jharkhand Bharatiya Janata Party which sought enquiry into the election of such candidates to the Upper House from the state.

"We will welcome a comprehensive enquiry from any agency including CBI not only into the recent development in the Rajya Sabha poll but also in the past," Jharkhand state unit president of BJP, Dineshanand Goswami, said.

He hailed Chief Election Commission's decision to cancel the polls following the recovery of Rs 2 crore from a vehicle belonging to a relative of independent candidate RK Agarwal.

Goswami defended party high command’s decision to vote in favour of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha candidate Sanjeev Kumar even though it had earlier decided to abstain from voting.

"The party leadership changed its stand and decided to vote for our major coalition partner JMM candidate to prevent horse-trading," he clarified.

Goswami said Jharkhand Vikas Morcha was the first party in the state to announce the name of its candidate Pravin Singh for the RS poll but they had promoted two independent candidates RK Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot to contest the poll.

While two of JVM MLAs proposed the name of Dhoot, party supremo Babulal Marandi and MP Dr Ajay Kumar supported Agarwal, the BJP leader said.

Earlier the BJP faced huge embarrassment over its decision to support independent candidate Anshuman Mishra in the RS poll. During the BJP parliamentary party meeting, several party leaders including Yashwant Sinha and Nawada MP Bhola Singh expressed their dissatisfactions over supporting Mishra instead of fielding SS Ahluwalia from the state.

Mishra, however, withdrew his nomination paper under the pressure from the BJP leaders.