India Elections : PM to cast his vote in Assam

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who did not cast his vote in 2004 parliamentary elections and also skipped the Assembly polls two years later, would exercise his franchise in Assam on April 23 for the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency.

“Yes, I will be coming here for voting on April 23. My wife (Gursharan Kaur) will also vote with me,” Mr. Singh, who represents Assam in Rajya Sabha,said.

Mr. Singh has his name in the Dispur area voters’ list that comes under the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency and his residential address is of Sorumataria. The constituency goes to polls on April 23 in the second phase of elections.

According to election rules, the Prime Minister is not eligible for postal ballot, since the facility is only for officials on poll duty and men from the services.

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