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TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Haryana sees high drama over 2 votes Geetanjali Gayatri & Bhartesh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 10 High drama was witnessed as polling began for two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana in the morning though counting was delayed by several hours after the ruling BJP-JJP petitioned the Election Commission of India, seeking cancellation of two Congress votes. With three candidates — BJP's Krishan Lal Panwar, Congress' Ajay Maken and the ruling coalition-supported Kartikeya Sharma — in the fray, tension was palpable in the high-stakes election as soon as the first vote was cast. While the BJP’s authorised agent and Haryana Education minister, Kanwar Pal Gujjar, cast the first vote, objections started to come in from BJP and JJP MLAs as soon as the first Congress vote was cast by BB Batra. Sources said the BJP and JJP raised the issue that Batra had spoken to his party’s authorised agent Vivek Bansal. The coalition leaders claimed this was not allowed IND KUNDU ABSTAINS New Delhi, June 10 Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and senior leaders Jairam Ramesh and Mukul Wasnik were among the eight candidates elected to the Rajya Sabha on Friday from Karnataka and Rajasthan, while counting got delayed in Maharashtra and Haryana amid wrangling by rival parties over alleged breach of voting rules. High drama prevailed through the day as the highstakes polling to elect 16 new STATE SEATS CONG R’STHAN 4 3 K’TAKA 4 1 HARYANA 2 — MAHA 6 — AMONG THE WINNERS BJP 1 3 — — Nirmala Sitharaman Jairam Ramesh Rajya Sabha MPs from Haryana (two), Karnataka (four), Maharashtra (six) and Rajasthan (four) was conduct- votes cast by Cong’s BB Batra and Kiran Choudhry, want these to be declared invalid ■ State and central observers send their report with video evidence to Election Comission ■ Counting of votes was to begin at 5 pm, delayed by several hours ■ Independent MLA Kundu didn’t cast vote though he came to Vidhan Sabha ■ The ECI had in 2017 held that “showing ballot paper to anyone other than party’s election agent renders vote invalid” Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot with triumphant Congress candidates Pramod Tiwari, Mukul Wasnik and Randeep Surjewala in Jaipur. PTI ed. The BJP and the Congress approached the Election Commission (EC) alleging violations by their rivals. The allegations of cross-voting and demands for vote cancellation delayed the counting in Haryana and Maharashtra, bound to “cancel such vote even if it had been cast in ballot box” a process otherwise scheduled to begin at 5 pm. In Rajasthan, the ruling Congress won continued on page 16 while also alleging that Batra’s vote was “exposed” and seen by other parties’ agents and should be declared invalid. The Returning Officer, RK Nandal, on Sharma’s demand, checked the video recording and dismissed the allegations. He also rejected Sharma’s written claim and allowed Batra to cast his vote. A similar hue and cry was raised later in the day by the JJP agent when Congress MLA Kiran Choudhry showed her vote to party agent Bansal. However, this claim, too, was rejected after the videography continued on page 16 Mann seeks Canada’s help to nab gangsters Chandigarh, June 10 Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today sought support from the Canadian government in nabbing gangsters operating from its soil. The Chief Minister flagged the issue with Canadian High Commissioner Cameron Mackay, who called on him at his residence on Friday. This comes in the wake of the recent killing of singer Sidhu Moosewala, for which Canadabased gangster Goldy Brar, Carts set on fire during a protest in Ranchi over controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad by now suspended BJP leaders. PTI VIOLENT PROTESTS OVER HATE REMARKS ■ Massive protests erupted across country after Friday prayers against ‘provocative’ remarks on Prophet. In Delhi, people gathered in large numbers outside Jama Masjid, demanding Nupur Sharma’s arrest. ■ In UP’s Prayagraj, protesters pelted cops with stones, leaving several injured. Curfew was imposed in Jharkhand’s Ranchi after a mob attacked policemen. Doda and Kishtwar in J&K were also placed under curfew. INSIDE NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has issued fresh summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for June 23. Officials said she would be questioned in the National Herald case. TNS Gen Pervez Musharraf hospitalised in UAE LAHORE/DUBAI: Pakistan's ex- dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf is hospitalised in the UAE. “He is in stage where recovery is not possible,” said family. INSIDE Sensex down 1,000 pts as macro risks pile up MUMBAI: Sensex nosedived over 1,000 points while Nifty slumped to the 16,200-level on Friday as investors dashed to safer assets as hardening crude prices fanned inflation fears. INSIDE CWG: Mary Kom hurt, out of reckoning NEW DELHI: Boxer MC Mary NEW DELHI: A resolution on multilingualism adopted in the UN General Assembly on Friday mentions the Hindi language for the first time. 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INSIDE << CM Mann with Canadian High Commissioner Cameron Mackay. PTI linked to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, has claimed responsibility. The CM expressed concern over the mushrooming of gangs and gangsters in both countries. INSIDE India abstains from vote on Iran at IAEA, despite pressure New Delhi, June 10 India was among the three countries that withstood western pressure and abstained from voting against Iran at the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The voting took place just before Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian embarked on his India visit. The IAEA’s 35-nation board passed a resolution on Wednesday, condemning Iran for its failure to provide explanation on technically credible evidence about the detection of nuclear traces at three undisclosed locations. DON’T GO TOO FAR: US ON RUSSIAN OIL BACK PAGE India abstained from voting along with Pakistan and Libya while Russia and China voted against it. 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