Digvijaya takes a dig at Kejriwal for failing to vote
Arvind Kejriwal today faced some protests as he decided to leave for Goa for campaigning without casting his vote in the UP polls but in an anti-climax he could not exercise his franchise as his name was missing from the electoral rolls. Video: Kejriwal skips voteindia Updated: Feb 28, 2012 16:43 IST
The failure of Arvind Kejriwal to cast his vote in the Uttar Pradesh polls on Tuesday prompted Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh to take a dig at Team Anna, wondering whether it believed in democracy or not.
The Congress general secretary on Tuesday attacked Team Anna and its member Arvind Kejriwal for not practicising what they preach in all their statements and speeches.
Digvijaya tweeted: "Obviously Team Anna doesn't practice what it preaches! They should clarify whether they believe in Democracy or not."
"If they do believe in Democracy, then what form of Democracy," he also tweeted.
Digvijaya also tweeted: "Great protectors of probity in public life. Anna doesn't go to vote. Kejriwal doesn't care to see whether he is registered as voter."
The senior Congress leader on Monday also attacked the Team Anna for not respecting democracy and said "Team Anna want people to vote out corrupt people. We would like to know did Anna cast his vote in Panchayat Elections in his village."
Earlier on the day, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal faced some protests as he decided to leave for Goa for campaigning without casting his vote in the UP polls but in an anti-climax he could not exercise his franchise as his name was missing from the electoral rolls.
Kejriwal was expected to cast his vote at a polling station in Indirapuram area, but he left in the morning for Delhi to catch a flight for Goa.
However, some persons protested against his action which prompted Kejriwal to return to the polling booth.
However, his name was missing in the voters' list.
"I have a voter identity card. My name was in the voters' list on the earlier occasions," he said.
Some voters who were inconvenienced by the media glare on Kejriwal outside the polling booth also shouted slogans.
Asked about him initially deciding not to cast his votes, Kejriwal said the Team Anna programme in Goa was finalised a month ago and at that time, they did not realise that the voting day and campaigning programme would clash.
(With inputs from PTI)
First Published: Feb 28, 2012 11:37 IST