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Union health minister and former state chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Thursday told to prove his identity at a polling booth in the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency.
Azad had gone to cast his vote at the DPS polling station at Jogi Gate area, but was refused permission by the presiding officer who demanded his identity proof.
The matter was later settled when a local Congress leader stood surety for Azad's identity.
The local Congress leader told the presiding officer Azad was the district president of the party for Jammu and a senior leader at the national level.
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders too said Azad was a senior national level leader and they did not dispute his identity. He later cast his vote.