Ranchi: The ruling BJP candidate S S Ahluwalia’s loss in the Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls pointed that the party was heading an 'uneasy' coalition government in the state, AICC member P N Singh claimed on Thursday.

"Two independent MLAs, Chamra Linda and Bidesh Singh, who support the BJP-led government have voted for our candidate," said Singh soon after the results were announced for the two RS seats.

He also said "another ruling ally opted to vote for the JMM candidate. It is quite evident that the BJP is heading an uneasy coalition in the state." He described Congress candidate Pradeep Balmuchu's win as a morale booster for the party.

AICC spokesman Mohan Prakash said over phone "It is a good beginning for Congress in Jharkhand, and we thank all those who voted for our candidate."
A senior BJP party leader, who requested not to be quoted when asked whether the party would have been saved from embarrassment had it accepted JMM’s request to withdraw Ahluwalia from the race, said "What should I say when everything is in the open? We expected these two votes for Ahluwalia."


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