BJP backs Modi`s comments on PM not voting in Assam polls

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 21:13

New Delhi: BJP on Thursday backed Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi`s comments that Manmohan Singh should
have voted in Assam polls and maintained that by not
exercising his franchise, the Prime Minister had sent a wrong
message to people, especially the youth.
"Modi has explained his position and taken a clear line
that it is an important duty of every citizen to vote. The
Prime Minister is a registered voter in Assam where his party
is contesting to form a government. What message he has given
to the youth (by not voting)," BJP spokesperson Nirmala
Sitharaman said.

Modi had said at a public meeting held to commemorate
the birth anniversary of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar earlier today
that he wondered why Singh and his wife had not exercised
their franchise in the Assam Assembly elections.

Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, and his wife
Gursharan Kaur are registered as voters in the state but did
not cast their votes on April 11.
The Prime Minister left for China on April 12 for the
BRICS summit.


First Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 21:13

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