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Locked in battle for Bhopal, Digvijaya Singh fails to cast vote for Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh

Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday expressed regret over not being able to cast his ballot in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, which is over 130 kilometres away from state capital Bhopal where he is locked in a keen contest with BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur.

"I regret that I could not reach Rajgarh to cast my ballot. Next time, I will ensure that my vote is registered in Bhopal," Singh said. Throughout the day, he visited various polling stations in Bhopal to track the voting, sources said.

Earlier in the day, he was seen outside a temple. When asked whether he will go to cast his vote, he replied, "I will see. I will try to reach."

The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister also urged people to exercise their franchise in large numbers. "Go in large numbers and cast your vote. Vote without fear," he said.

The Congress leader is facing Thakur, a 2008 Malegaon blast case accused, among other candidates.

Fifty-nine Lok Sabha seats, including Bhopal, spread over seven states went to poll in the sixth and penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha election today.

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Updated Date: May 12, 2019 20:24:11 IST