27 July, 2021

Eleven Twelve, Get It Shelved

Will that sleight of blue ink that wrote Subhash Chandra’s RS destiny be rewritten? If R.K. Anand can help it.

Only Yesterday
Subhash Chandra and Anand during the polling
Photograph by PTI
Eleven Twelve, Get It Shelved

Ink  Of The Matter

Chandra’s camp allegedly replaced the official ink

  • In the Haryana assembly, with 90 MLAs, BJP has 47, INLD 20 and the Congress 17. Both Subhash Chandra (backed by BJP) and R.K. Anand (by Congress and INLD) required 30 votes to win a Rajya Sabha seat.
  • Chandra could get 17 surplus votes from the BJP after the party’s official candidate Birendra Singh received 30 votes and in addition, votes of 6 Independent MLAs. However, he would have lost even with these 23 votes
  • But Chandra  ended up with 29 votes and Anand was left with 21 after 12 ballots in his favour were rejected. If these 12 Congress votes in his fav­our were not rejected on the ground that a different ink was used, then Anand would have won in place of Chandra.


A fortnight after he lost a drama­tic election to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, controversial Delhi-based lawyer and former MP R.K. Anand is busy marshalling his resources to...

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