PM, wife to vote in GuwahatiApril 19th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said he and his wife Gursharan Kaur will cast their votes for the parliamentary elections at a government school in this main city of Assam Thursday.
“I would surely come and vote along with my wife,” the prime minister told journalists during a visit to the city to address an election meeting.
The prime minister, elected to the Rajya Sabha from Assam, has a rented house close to the Dispur Government Higher Secondary School, which is a polling station.
The rented house belongs to former Assam chief minister Hiteswar Saikia’s wife Hemoprova Saikia.
After Manmohan Singh announced his decision to vote, authorities are working overtime - making a pavement leading to the polling station, besides sprucing up the road to his rented accommodation.
“We have been asked to complete the work of making a pavement inside the school premises as the prime minister would be coming to cast his vote,” a contractor engaged for the work said.
The prime minister did not exercise his franchise in the elections in the recent past.
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