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PM takes swipe at Digvijay for not casting his vote

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : May 14, 2019, 3:31 am IST
Updated : May 14, 2019, 5:14 am IST

Digvijay has no concern for democracy, says Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a swipe at Congress veteran Digvijay Singh for choosing not to cast his vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, saying ‘This indicates he (Mr Singh) has no concern for democracy”.

Addressing an election rally in district headquarters of Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, Mr Modi dismissed the excuses offered by Mr Singh that he could not cast his vote because his native place was far away from Bhopal where had to stay put to oversee his electioneering.

“I visited Ahmadabad to cast my vote. What message he (Mr Singh) is giving to the youth by not exercising his franchise. He has no concern for democracy,” Mr Modi said. “It shows arrogance of Congress leaders,” he quipped.

Mr Singh who is pitted against BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency by Congress, on Sunday said he could not cast his vote because his native place of Raghogarh in MP was far away from Bhopal.

He was preoccupied with his electioneering in Bhopal which went to elections on Sunday. “Were you scared of facing people in Raghogarh? But, you are not even scared of Zakir Naik,” the Islamic preacher who has taken asylum in Malaysia, Mr Modi observed sarcastically.  

Mr Modi also made a light of pundits for ‘dismissing’ “Modi wave” in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, despite the elections witnessing increase in polling percentage.

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Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal