Who did CPM top guns Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury vote for? Certainly not for their party. Neither the CPM nor any other Left parties fielded candidates in the New Delhi constituency,where Karat is a registered voter,or in Mehrauli where Yechury cast his vote. Among the 17 choices Karat had were Sheila Dikshit,Vijender Gupta and Arvind Kejriwal. There was a BSP candidate as well in the fray. For other Delhi-based politburo members like S Ramachandran Pillai,it was easy. SRP is a voter in Kerala. Both Karat and Yechury,however,had the NOTA option,but they are unlikely to have used it as the party had argued that the Supreme Court should have consulted political parties before introducing None-of-the-Above option. The veteran comrades who did exercise their franchise Wednesday have left everybody guessing.
Updated: February 6, 2014 3:39 pm