Union Health Minister and former state chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was Thursday told to prove his identity at a polling booth in the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency.
Azad had gone to cast his vote at the DPS polling station at Jogi Gate area, but was refused permission by the presiding officer who demanded his identity proof. The matter was later settled when a local Congress leader went to stand surety for Azad's identity. The local Congress leader told the presiding officer that Azad is the district president of the party for Jammu and a senior leader at the national level.
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders too said Azad is a senior national level leader and they did not dispute his identity. He later cast his vote.
Azad is himself fighting the elections from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat although he is registered as voter in Jammu.