K. Chiranjeevi, the Andhra Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee chairperson and union minister tried to jump the queue at the polling centre in the posh Jubilee Hills area in Hyderabad. Chiranjeevi later claimed that he had gone directly to the booth to check whether his name was on the list.
According to media reports, Chiranjeevi was confronted by Raja Karthik Gantha a Cambridge-based young IT professional came from London to cast his vote only. On Wednesday, Gantha objected when Chiranjeevi, his son Ramcharan Tej and others tried to jump the queue even as rest of the voters were standing in the queue at the polling centre.
Gantha went up to the actor cum Congress leader and told him that his family members should join the queue. Chiranjeevi replied “OK”.
Later, along with his daughter Chiranjeevi stood in the queue for about 25 minutes before casting vote.
However, Chiranjeevi denied that he tried to attempt the queue. He had faced problems in the last elections. So, he went inside the booth to find out if his name was in the electoral rolls. “I am not such a person who will violate the law. I am a person who respects democracy. Media is overreacting on me,” Chiranjeevi said.
Kartik was lustily cheered by the people.