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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav fails to vote. BJP says it knows why

JD(U) MLC and spokesman Neeraj Kumar wondered why Yadav kept touring Bihar urging the people to vote in the name of his jailed father Lalu Prasad but himself failed to do the same.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 20, 2019 17:59 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Patna
The NDA on Monday taunted senior RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav over his failure to cast his vote in Patna on Sunday
The NDA on Monday taunted senior RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav over his failure to cast his vote in Patna on Sunday(HT Photo)
         

The NDA on Monday taunted senior RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav over his failure to cast his vote in Patna on Sunday though other members of his family like mother Rabri Devi, sister Misa Bharti, who is contesting from Pataliputra and brother Tej Pratap Yadav exercised their franchise.

BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand scoffed the RJD heir apparent saying he stayed away from voting since no member of family was in the race for the Prime Ministers post and claimed he does not actually accept the leadership of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

JD(U) MLC and spokesman Neeraj Kumar wondered why Yadav kept touring Bihar urging the people to vote in the name of his jailed father Lalu Prasad but himself failed to do the same.

RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwary said as per my information, a wrong photograph had been printed against Tejashwis name in the voters list which may have prevented him from voting.

Election Commission sources said while the mismatch would be corrected, it could not have prevented the RJD leader from voting had he arrived at the designated polling booth along with his voter ID card.

Sources in the RJD, however, claimed the young RJD leader had gone out of station after campaign came to an end on Friday evening and did not return on voting day.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)