Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out senior Congress leader and Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Digvijay Singh who skipped casting his vote yesterday in Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh. He said that the Congress leader did not feel the need to cast his vote.
PM Modi in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh: The country is electing its representatives, even I went to Ahmedabad to cast my vote. President and Vice President of the country were standing in queues to cast their votes. But Diggi Raja didn’t feel the need to cast his vote. pic.twitter.com/GwLvFlSTm8
— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2019
While addressing an election rally in Ratlam Madhya Pradesh, PM Modi slammed Digvijay Singh and said that even the President and the Vice-President of the country were standing in queues to cast their vote. “Diggy Raja you have committed a big sin…in the festival of democracy, the President, Vice President stood in queues to cast their votes, but Diggy Raja did not,” he said.
“His arrogance came to light yesterday in Bhopal. When people are electing their representatives and even I exercised my franchise in Ahmedabad, Diggy Raja neither cared for democracy nor people,” PM Modi said attacking the former CM of MP.
He also said that Digvijay Singh is setting a wrong example for the youths and first-time voters of the country by implying that voting is not necessary.
Polling in Singh’s constituency Bhopal was held yesterday during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election. Singh who urged voters to vote in large numbers had been visiting the polling stations in his constituency and skipped casting his vote. He said that he regretted not casting his vote but he would vote next time. “Yes I couldn’t go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal”, Singh said.
Digvijay Singh is contesting against BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.