139 MLAs from Kerala voted for Yashwant Sinha, while one MLA voted for Draupadi Murmu.
In Kerala, the CPI(M) has 99 MLAs, while the Congress-led UDF has 41.
Rumor has it that one of the two JD(S) MLAs could be among those who voted for Murmu.
Thiruvananthapuram. One of the 140 MLAs of Kerala’s two political parties – CPI(M) and Congress-led UDF, has voted for BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu. In the Kerala Assembly, the CPI(M) has 99 MLAs, while the Congress-led UDF has 41. During the counting of votes for the recent presidential elections in New Delhi, 139 MLAs from Kerala voted for joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha, while one legislator voted for Murmu.
Rumors are doing the rounds on social media that it could be one of the two JD(S) MLAs, as the party’s national leadership decided to vote for the NDA’s presidential candidate. However, this possibility was ruled out by the Kerala JD(S) unit ahead of the recent presidential elections, when Kerala Power Minister K Krishnankutty and JD(S) MLA Mathew T Thomas both assured that they would vote for Sinha. Will give
Another political theory that is swirling around is that the lone MLA in the Congress-led UDF could be Mani C Kappan, from the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Front ally NCP, just ahead of the 2021 state assembly elections. were separated. Another rumor is spreading that since Draupadi Murmu is a woman, it may be possible that a woman MLA has voted for the NDA’s presidential candidate.
Asked whether any CPI(M) MLA has voted for Murmu, Kerala CPI(M) secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said, “If you (media) have any information about it, you should tell CPI(M) about it. should. None of these CPI(M) MLAs will ever do this.”
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 23, 2022, 15:35 IST