Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Tuesday emerged victorious in the controversy ridden Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls. the polls became a battle of prestige between Congress and BJP.
After winning the election Patel thanked all MLAs and Congress party members for their support.
It was a tough election, everyone worked together, party emerged stronger out of it, added Patel. He also tweets 'Satyamev Jayate' after winning the polls.
I want to thank each & every MLA who voted for me despite unprecedented intimidation & pressure from BJP.They voted for an inclusive India— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) August 8, 2017
Congress party also congratulated Patel on his victory and senior Congress leader P.Chidambaram tweets, "Money, muscle and manipulation couldn't win GujaratRSPolls. BJP can break few weak Cong MLAs, but cannot break the party"
Counting of votes for Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls was stalled for some time after BJP claimed two more Congress MLAs violated election rules by showing ballots to unauthorised people. However, it resumed after some time.
Earlier, Congress' demand to reject the votes of 2 MLAs who cross-voted for BJP and showed it to Amit Shah ended with Election Commission deciding to quash the votes on Tuesday night.
The decision has been taken on the basis of similar judgements in the past. Congress had filed a complaint with EC.
The voting for the crucial Rajya Sabha polls completed on Tuesday in which BJP’s Amit Shah and Smriti Irani also won Gujarat.