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President Pranab Mukherjee not to vote in ongoing LS polls

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday decided not to vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in order to express his "neutrality in the political fray". He had completed all the formalities for voting

PTI [ Updated: May 09, 2014 17:35 IST ]
president pranab mukherjee not to vote in ongoing ls polls
president pranab mukherjee not to vote in ongoing ls polls

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday decided not to vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in order to express his "neutrality in the political fray".


He had completed all the formalities for voting through postal ballot, thus making him the first head of the State to do so but he decided not to exercise his franchise now keeping in tradition with his predecessors.
 
"The President in order to express his neutrality in the political fray has decided not to cast his ballot," President's press secretary Venu Rajamony said here on Friday.
 
Mukherjee, who is the country's 14th President, had ordered a postal ballot to cast his vote for South Kolkata Lok Sabha seat which goes to polls on May 12.

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