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Hyderabad's new hero: Youth who stopped Chiranjeevi for jumping voters' queue

Last updated on: April 30, 2014 17:45 IST

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An embarrassed Union Minister K Chiranjeevi beat a hasty retreat on Wednesday after a youth objected to his jumping the queue to cast his vote in a polling booth in Hyderabad.

Chiranjeevi, who came with his family, was escorted towards the polling booth sidestepping a long queue of voters.

An agitated youth confronted Chiranjeevi asking him how he has bypassed the queue, saying that people have been waiting for more than 90 minutes for their turn. "Why do you expect special treatment on a day like this," the youth asked.

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Image: Video grab of youth who confronts Chiranjeevi
Photographs: ANI/Twitter

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"Grave injustice", a senior citizen complained loudly.

Chiranjeevi, who is the Andhra Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee chairman, then went to the end of the queue. The youth was lustily cheered by the people.

The minister later claimed that he had gone directly to the booth to check whether his name was on the list.

"I am not such a person (who will violate the law). I am a person who respects democracy," he said when a large media contingent put posers to him on his action.


Image: The voter has been indentified as Kartik
Photographs: ANI/Twitter

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