Senior Congress leader and party's Bhopal candidate Digvijaya Singh spent the entire day on Sunday in the city overseeing the voting during the Phase six of ongoing Lok Sabha Elections and amidst all this, he missed voting himself. Digvijaya, who was fielded against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, was enlisted as a voter in Rajgarh parliamentary seat.
"I regret that I could not reach Rajgarh to cast my ballot. Next time, I will ensure that my vote is registered in Bhopal," Singh told ANI. According to reports, Digvijaya visited various polling stations in Bhopal to track the voting and that’s why failed to visit Rajgarh, which is over 130 kms away from Bhopal.
Meanwhile, the BJP claimed that the former chief minister Singh had camped out in Bhopal as he was "nervous" about the outcome of the contest.
"Buzz from Bhopal: a nervous Digvijaya Singh is camping in Bhopal and has so far not left for Raghopur, place where he was supposed to cast his vote from. So the two time CM is struggling against the Sadhvi," BJP's Amit Malviya tweeted.
Singh had decided to contest from Bhopal, which has been a stronghold of the BJP, after being dared by Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
Earlier, Seeking to counter the BJP's Hindutva plank, hundreds of sadhus chanted "Jai Shree Ram" as they took part in a roadshow held by Singh. Singh along with religious leader Namdev Tyagi alias Computer Baba led the roadshow from Bhawani Chowk to Lal Parade ground, moving through main roads of the city, to seek votes.
Computer Baba, who was recently appointed chairman of a river trust by the Congress government, on Tuesday said the BJP remained in power for five years but it failed to construct the Ram temple.
"Ab Ram Mandir nahi toh Modi nahi (when there is no Ram Mandir then there should be no Narendra Modi too)," the self-styled godman said.