ISLAMABAD: As many as 50 PTI members of the Punjab Meeting (MPAs) can vote for PML-N’s Hamza Shahbaz because the chief minister on July 22 (tomorrow), Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah claimed Thursday.
The inside minister, addressing a press convention, mentioned: “Not 5, however 50 PTI MPAs can both use their proper to vote [for Hamza] or they could chorus from casting their votes altogether.”
Sanaullah mentioned, “politically conscious” lawmakers, who may perceive PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s “wrongdoing”, won’t assist their social gathering’s nominated candidate — Pervez Elahi — for Punjab’s high workplace.
The inside minister claimed that “Elahi doesn’t need to change into the chief minister” and demanded he voluntarily withdraws from the race.
He added that honourable lawmakers ought to “not waste” their votes on the PML-Q chief, who Khan had earlier termed a “dacoit”.
“We are going to use all our political choices to the fullest,” the inside minister vowed as he mentioned that the PML-N was in touch with the opposition lawmakers.
“Those in PTI, who nonetheless have a conscience, won’t vote for Elahi,” the inside minister mentioned — only a day after he said, “PML-N won’t let the Elahi change into the provincial chief govt simply.”
‘Two PML-N MPAs offered’
Earlier than his press convention, Sanaullah, whereas talking throughout Geo Information’ programme “Geo Pakistan”, claimed that two lawmakers of the PML-N took cash to modify allegiance forward of the chief minister’s election in Punjab.
Sanaullah accused the PTI of spreading propaganda and alleged that the 2 rebellious PML-N MPAs — Mian Jaleel Ahmed Sharaqpuri and Ghayas-ud-Din — took Rs100 million every to modify social gathering loyalties.
“These 20 seats belonged to the PTI, 5 of which have been claimed by the PML-N. We are going to lead with a two-thirds majority when PML-N and PTI will come nose to nose,” Sanaullah mentioned.
He additional added that if the Supreme Courtroom summons him to show his allegation, he’ll inform the Courtroom how the cash was distributed and upon whose course.
Following the ruling of the Supreme Courtroom, a run-off election for the chief minister of Punjab is slated for Friday, the place Elahi will face off towards the incumbent chief minister, Hamza.
After the latest upset within the by-election, the PTI has swelled its ranks within the Punjab meeting to 188 votes, a lot above the 186 votes it wants for a easy majority within the Home. Whereas the PML-N and its allies have the assist of 180 MPAs.