By casting his vote, Jagan can directly take an active part in the election which will decide the fate of Pranab Mukherjee and PA Sangma - the two nominees who have participated in the race to Raisina Hill.
However, Jagan is not alone in seeking special permission from the EC. Former Karnataka Tourism Minister and mining baron Janardhana Reddy too has joined Jagan.
The former tourism minister of Karnataka, who is also in jail over his alleged role in illegal mining scams in Karnataka, also requested the EC to permit him to cast his vote at the assembly polling station citing his deteriorating health condition.
According to norms, both Jagan and Janardhana Reddy should cast their votes at the polling station in Parliament in New Delhi as both of them are parliamentarians. Janardhana Reddy is now a BJP MLC in Karnataka.