Priyanka Gandhi casts vote

May 7th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI  

Priyanka Gandhi New Delhi/Jaipur, May 7 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday cast her vote at the Vidyabhavan Mahavidyalaya booth at Lodhi estate in New Delhi.

Priyanka was amongst the early voters as she went to cast her vote along with her husband Robert Vadra surrounded by security guards.

She appealed to the voters to vote for the country’s progress.

“I hope he is voting for development. I hope he is voting for a party and a Prime Minister who are serious about development and leading the country forward,” said Priyanka.

Similarly in Jaipur, people lined up the polling booths early to beat the day time heat.

“I came to vote early to avoid the day time heat and rush at the polling booth,” said Vaibhav, one of the early voters.

In Patna, policemen patrolled the streets on horses as they kept a strict vigil in the city.

Gun toting policemen guarded the polling stations as residents cast their votes.

Following militant threats to disrupt elections, security forces are on a high alert and are taking all possible steps to ensure that the massive election exercise in which more than 714 million people are eligible to vote, passes off without any untoward incident. (ANI)

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