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I am innocent, suffering from various ailments: Bhujbal to NCP

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Incarcerated senior leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who was allowed to cast his vote in the presidential today, told his party colleagues that he was innocent and has done nothing wrong.

"I am innocent. I have not done anything wrong. I am suffering for no fault of mine. I hope death does not come to me until I prove my innocence," a senior leader quoted Bhujbal as telling his party colleagues.

Bhujbal (69), facing the charge of money laundering, was recently allowed by a special here to exercise his franchise in the

He is further reported to have said that "except cancer, I have been suffering from a wide range of ailments".

The former deputy chief minister, currently lodged in the Arthur Road Prison here, arrived at the Vidhan Bhavan to cast his vote at around 1 pm in an ambulance.

Bhujbal, wearing white clothes and wrapping a white shawl around his neck, was given support by the workers and Vidhan Bhavan staff to get down from the vehicle.

He met the NCP Group Leader Ajit Pawar while returning after exercising his franchise. He spoke with Pawar and other party leaders.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 23:07 IST