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BMC election blues

As in the past the voters present in Mumbai to vote in BMC elections were disappointed as their names didn’t exist in the voters list and it was total disappointment for senior citizens and first time voters of the concerned areas. Amrut Tara CHS, which has 160 flats at Yari Road has 40 per cent names missing from the voters list and that was the case in many polling centres in the city. On an inquiry at the poll stations about the missing names, there was no proper reply. Who is responsible for this mess as people willing to vote were disappointed. It was reliably learnt that the Municipal Corporations have asked people to register if their names were missing on the online voter list. Over and above people who have not voted in elections for the past three events have been deleted (Assembly, National and Municipal) and it is a strange experience for the voters returning home disappointed. Missing names exist in almost all societies and that clearly reveals the poor reflection of census process and preparation of voters list in a locality. Many expecting voters checked multiple voting centres but failed to find their names in the list. Even Senior Citizens were chasing multiple voting centres to check their names. It was pathetic sight to see people going from pillar to post to exercise their voting rights. BMC elections blues continue this time also.

Nickhil Mani

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