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Vote according to conscience, Kejriwal tells MLAs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister Kejirwal today said MLAs should vote in the presidential poll according to their conscience.

Earlier in the day, an opposition had claimed that "10-12 legislators" of the ruling had voted for the NDA's candidate, Ram Nath Kovind.

"We are supporting (opposition presidential candidate). All should vote following their conscience," Kejriwal, who cast his vote in the assembly, said in response.

"In a democracy, whoever gets more votes wins," Kejriwal added.

As voting for the presidential elections gathered steam with city legislators arriving at the assembly, among the first to vote were Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, sacked minister Kapil Mishra and Leader of Opposition in the assembly, Vijender Gupta.

"My vote went to one who is all set to become next president," Mishra, who was the first to vote, told reporters here.

"More than who wins, it is important that the country wins," Sisodia said.

Om Prakash Sharma had said, "Around 10-12 MLAs, who are unhappy with Kejriwal, have cast their votes in favour of Ram Nath Kovind.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 13:42 IST