The Hush Post| 06:00pm| 1-min-read
Where there has been a lot of hoopla and advertisement on exercising the power to vote, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya singh failed to vote on Sunday. He is the Congress candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency fighting against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur of the BJP.
Digvijaya Singh’s vote is registered in Rajgarh Lok Sabha constituency under which his village Raghogarh falls. However, he stayed on in Bhopal on Sunday. Talking to ANI earlier in the day on exercising his right to vote, he said, ” I will see. I will try to reach”.
By the evening, this is what he said,” Yes I couldn’t go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal”.
However, Sadhvi Pragya cast her vote in Bhopal.
In phase 6 of voting on Sunday, Madhya Pradesh saw 60 per cent voting, while Delhi saw around 54.8 per cent , Bihar 55 per cent, Jharkhand 62 per cent and West Bengal saw 70 per cent
Digvijaya Singh has earlier won two Lok Sabha elections from Raghogarh seat, his home constituency. According to media reports, Digvijaya Singh was forced to contest as Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath had proposed his name for “tough” Bhopal seat.
The Congress has not won the Bhopal parliamentary constituency for the past 30 years. The last Congress leader to win from Bhopal was Shankar Dayal Sharma, who later became the President of India. He won the seat in 1984.
On the other hand, Sadhvi Pragya was made the BJP candidate after senior state party leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uma Bharati refused to contest against Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal.