During elections, it is a regular sight to topmost political leaders patiently waiting in queues for their turn to vote. There are no VIPs in polling booths, as every voter has equal right of one vote, and most politicians across the party lines respect that. But sometimes some politicians believe it is beneath their dignity to wait in a queue at a polling booth, and the latest example of the same is Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
A video has emerged which show that Hooda bypassed several women waiting in a line to move ahead and cast his vote during the Haryana Assembly elections today. Today Bhupinder Singh Hooda along with his family reached a polling booth in Rohtak to cast their votes. But instead of waiting in a line as per norms, Hooda and one of his associates started to push women, who were standing in a disciplined queue, out of his way and moved ahead bypassing the voters who had reached the polling booth before him.
After exercising his voting right, Hooda tweeted that he along with his family voted without any fear and partiality, which is ironical because just moments ago several women made way for him out of fear of his power and position.
आज मैंने अपने मताधिकार का प्रयोग कर हरियाणा की खुशहाली और विकास के लिये मतदान किया। आप भी अपने परिवारजनों के साथ बिना किसी भय व पक्षपात के अपने मताधिकार का प्रयोग करें और लोकतंत्र के इस उत्सव का हिस्सा बनें। pic.twitter.com/EKeEEM2gkL
— Bhupinder S Hooda (@BhupinderSHooda) October 21, 2019
Bhupinder Singh Hooda has served as the chief minister of Haryana for two terms from 2005 to 2014, and is the leader of the opposition in the current assembly. Currently, he is facing several probes by CBI and ED in relation to scams in land deals during his term as CM. Hooda is hoping to return to power in the state as he is the CM candidate of the Congress party.