In the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday, eight (Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal, Rajgarh) of 29 Parliamentary seats in Madhya Pradesh went to polls. Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was supposed to place his vote in Rajgarh. However, he gave voting in the 2019 polls a miss.
The Congress candidate from Bhopal, who is up against BJP's Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, spent the entire Sunday in his constituency which also went to polls in the sixth phase of elections. While campaigning across several polling booths in the states, he missed voting at a polling booth in Rajgarh, which is around 140 km away from the Madhya Pradesh capital city.
Speaking to news agency ANI, the Congress leader said that he regrets that he could not vote in Rajgarh, stating that he will register his name in Bhopal next time.
"Yes I couldn't go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal," Digvijaya Singh said speaking to the media.
Earlier on the voting day, Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker wrote a social media post for Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Taking to Twitter, she spoke how the Congress leader is righteous, has good intentions and is sympathetic towards the needs of the citizens.
Her tweet read: Bhopal, Digvijaya Singh ji is the suitable Parliamentarian for you. He is righteous, has good intentions and is sympathetic towards the needs of the people. Remember, this time vote for Bhopal, for you. Good luck Digvijaya sir.
On Sunday, 59 constituencies across six states and one union territory votes to seal the fate of 979 candidates. Voting took place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.