Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gurcharan Kaur on Tuesday cast their votes in Assam’s Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency.
Former PM Singh and his wife Kaur exercised their franchise at the Dispur Government Higher Secondary School in Super Market area here in the afternoon.
The couple had flown in from New Delhi to cast their votes and is scheduled to return in the evening after a stopover at their rented accommodation at Sarumataria area of the city.
Singh is a tenant of Hemoprava Saikia, former minister and widow of Assam CM Hiteswar Saikia.
Then Assam chief minister Hiteswar Saikia offered him a Rajya Sabha seat from Assam after he became the union finance minister in 1991.
Saikia made him a tenant in his house at Sarumotoria.
After casting their votes, they briefly posed for photographs and were greeted outside the polling station by Congress’ Guwahati candidate Bobbeeta Sharma, state Congress president Ripun Bora and Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia.
Rajya Sabha member from Assam since 1991 with his current term ending on June 14 this year, Manmohan Singh and his wife are voters of Dispur legislative assembly in Assam.
Singh had cast his vote here in past several elections, including in 2009 and 2014 General Election and 2016 state Assembly election.