New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday landed himself in trouble after he revealed that he failed to caste his vote in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2019. “I regret that I could not reach Rajgarh to cast my ballot. Next time, I will ensure that my vote is registered in Bhopal,” Singh told reporters.
If sources are to be believed, Singh visited various polling stations in Bhopal to track the voting throughout the day and consequently he skipped to caste his own ballot.
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Earlier in the day, he was seen outside a temple. When asked whether he will go to cast his vote, he replied, “I will see. I will try to reach.” However, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister had urged people to exercise their franchise in large numbers. “Go in large numbers and cast your vote. Vote without fear,” he had said.
Following this, Pragya Singh Thakur, a BJP candidate from Bhopal attacked Singh and asked the Election Commission to suspend his candidature.
“How can someone seeking votes without exercising his own franchise. I appeal EC to suspend his candidature, ” the 2008 Malegaon blast accused reportedly said.
Fifty-nine Lok Sabha seats, including Bhopal, spread over seven states went to poll in the sixth and penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha election today.