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Prez poll: NCP rubbishes "rumours" of cross voting

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today rubbished "rumours" that some of its MLAs and MPs may indulge in cross-voting in the presidential and asserted that the party stands firmly with the candidate

"The rumours that MPs and MLAs are voting for the presidential candidate are false. We are voting for our candidate Meira Kumar," spokesperson said here.

He said the party has been with Kumar throughout her candidature process and during the filing of her nomination papers.

"All rumours are baseless and should be ignored," he said.

Meanwhile, a leader claimed that besides the NDA's share of 186 votes in the state, the alliance hopes to increase its tally to 205 with a split in the camp.

Sources in the camp said Independent Ravi Rana has claimed that about 14 to 15 MLAs from the opposition led camp are in touch with the BJP-led camp.

In the 288-member Assembly, the has 122 members, Sena-63, Congress-42, NCP-41, Peasants and Workers Party of India (PWP-I)- three, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA)- three, MIM - two, MNS, Samajwadi Party, BBM, CPI-M and RSP - one each and Independents - seven.

Of the 48 Lok Sabha members from the state, 23 are from the BJP, 18 from the Shiv Sena, four of the NCP, two from the and one independent.

Out of the 19 Rajya Sabha members from the state, the and the NCP have five each, Congress-four, Sena-three, and RPI-A and Independent-one each.

In all, there are 355 votes - comprising 288 MLAs, 48 Lok Sabha and 19 Rajya Sabha MPs from the state. Out of this, the BJP-led NDA has 248 votes that comprises 199 MLAs and 49 MPs.

The Congress-led UPA has 104 votes that comprises 8 MLAs and 16 MPs. The total value of votes of the 248 NDA votes is 69,517, whereas the total value of votes of 104 UPA votes is 26,728.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 16:57 IST