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Anurag Thakur criticises RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary on his failure to vote


Union minister Anurag Thakur on Friday took a swipe at Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary as the latter did not cast his vote in the first phase polling of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, held a day ago, saying that this clearly shows ‘their opinion on democracy.’ “A few dynastical people don't cast their votes. Their opinions on democracy show very clearly. Such parties have lost earlier also, they will lose in future again,” Thakur said in Varanasi, where he was campaigning for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chaudhary, whose party is contesting the elections in alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP), is a voter in Mathura, which is among the 58 districts which polled on Thursday. According to RLD, he was unable to cast his vote because he was in other districts where polling will take place in the second phase, on February 14.

However, Charu Chaudhary, Jayant Chaudhary's wife, also a voter in Mathura, cast her vote.

The Lok Dal chief, meanwhile, came under fire from the ruling party with leaders such as BJP national president JP Nadda targeting him.

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