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Candidates, but not voters

PTI | By, New Delhi
May 10, 2004 03:29 AM IST

Candidates may have worked overtime since last fortnight, seeking votes for themselves. But some of them will very well vote or have already voted for candidates other than themselves.

Candidates may have worked overtime since last fortnight, seeking votes for themselves. But some of them will very well vote or have already voted for candidates other than themselves.

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Chandni Chowk is one seat where both BJP and Congress candidates are not local residents. So, they are registered as voters elsewhere.

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Smriti Z. Irani is a voter of Mumbai, having already voted in the South Mumbai seat on April 26.

Her Congress rival, Kapil Sibal, is closer to Chandni Chowk. He is a voter in the New Delhi constituency.

Congress’ New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken will vote in Rajouri Garden. Before that, he will accompany party president Sonia Gandhi to the College of Arts, Tilak Marg where she will cast her vote. “He was not able to transfer his vote as his ticket was decided at the last moment,” said an aide. Jagmohan of the BJP is a voter in that constituency.

For Sandeep Dikshit, the Congress candidate from east Delhi, nomination for election has meant moving closer to his constituency to cast his vote. His vote was transferred to Mathura Road home of chief minister Sheila Dikshit recently from Bhopal, where he used to reside before jumping into electoral politics.

Four-time MP from Delhi Sadar, Jagdish Tytler, will take time-out from doing the rounds of polling booths to cast his vote at Bal Bharti School near Ganga Ram Hospital. He is listed as a voter of Rajender Nagar. His rival Vijay Goel will cast his vote in Roop Nagar, which falls in Sadar.

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