Congress leader Digvijaya Singh did not cast his vote in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls that were held on Sunday.
Mr Singh expressed regret over not casting his vote in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh which is 130 km away from Bhopal.
“Yes I couldn’t go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal,” he said to media.
The BJP claimed Mr Singh had camped out in Bhopal as he was “nervous” about the outcome of the contest — one that he entered on a dare from Chief Minister Kamal Nath. The BJP’s Amit Malviya tweeted: “Buzz from Bhopal: a nervous Digvijaya Singh is camping in Bhopal and has so far not left for Raghopur, place where he was supposed to cast his vote from. So the two time CM is struggling against the Sadhvi.”
Shivraj Chouhan Slams “Panicked” Digvijaya Singh After He Misses Voting
“Diggy Raja (Digvijaya Singh) behaved in a strange manner. He was so panicked that he did not go to cast his vote. Voting is our supreme duty in a democracy. For a person who was the chief minister for 10 years, failing to poll his vote shows his attitude towards democracy,” Chouhan said while addressing a gathering in Indore on Sunday.
“I think another reason is that ‘Diggy Raja’ does not trust Kamal Nath. That is why he kept visiting polling stations himself,” Chouhan added.
Digvijaya Singh is contesting from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur.
He is a registered voter in his hometown Raghogarh in the Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat. However, he did not cast his vote on Sunday.
BJP fielded Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in Malegaon blasts case against Digvijjaya Singh
A highly polarised campaign followed, marked by the BJP candidate’s controversial remarks about Hemant Karkare, the police officer who died during the Mumbai terror attack, and her pride over participation in the demolition of the Babari mosque in Ayodhya.
For the latter remark, Pragya Singh was even barred from campaigning by the Election Commission.
The Rajgarh and Bhopal Lok Sabha seats went to polls on Sunday, 12 May, in the sixth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The votes will be counted on 23 May.
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