ALLAHABAD (TIP): The dilemma of not being able to vote is being faced by many stalwarts in 2014 general elections. Prominent leaders like Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Murli Manohar Joshi and many others will not be able to vote for themselves.
Foremost among them will be the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is contesting from Varanasi but enrolled as voter in Ahmedabad. Thus, he will not be able to cast his vote for himself from either of the two seats he is contesting.
Likewise, AICC vice-president and undeclared PM nominee of Congress, Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi cannot cast their votes as both of them are enrolled as voters in Delhi but contesting from Amethi and Rae Bareli respectively.
Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas of AAP, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav of SP, BJP candidates Smriti Irani and Hema Malini and Congress candidate Nagma are all in the same category.Smriti Irani is a voter in Mumbai, whereas she is contesting from Amethi. Her rival Kumar Vishwas is enrolled as a voter in Ghaziabad.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from Varanasi but has his name is in voter list in Delhi. A piquant situation is being faced by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, contesting from Mainpuri and Azamgarh seats, but is enrolled as a voter in Etawah. CM Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav is contesting from the Kannauj seat whereas she is registered as a voter in Etawah. Cine star Hema Malini is the BJP candidate from Mathura but she is registered as a voter in Goregaon in Mumbai.
Congress candidate from Meerut, Naghma has her vote in Bandra in Mumbai. BJP MP Varun Gandhi, contesting from Sultanpur seat is a voter in Delhi. RLD leader Amar Singh from Fatehpur Sikri seat has his vote in Delhi and Jayaprada who has shifted her constituency to Bijnore has her vote in Rampur.