Violating the Election Commission’s model code of coduct, Former Army Chief and Ex-Governor General JJ Singh, who is contesting from Punjab’s Patiala-urban assembly segment on Shiromani Akali Dal ticket, cast his vote with with election symbol on his jacket and saffron muffler wrapped around his neck.
His wife who is not a voter also entered the polling booth with her armed guards.
He was among the first to exercise his franchise on Saturday morning at a polling station in Patiala city in Punjab, 60 km from the city.
General JJ singh votes with election symbols on his jacket
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General Singh, who accompanied by his wife, told reporters that he was confident of victory. He is challenging Punjab Congress President and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Polling in Punjab is underway to elect the next assembly. More than 1.98 crore electors will decide the fate of 1,145 candidates, including 81 women and one transgender candidate. The state, where polling is being held in single phase, has witnessed around 15% voting till 9:30 am.