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Name Missing from Voters' List, Polling Officials Busy Taking Selfies, Says Ex-Cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi

The ex-cricketer is not the only one who had to return without casting his vote. Many people in the national capital faced a similar experience.

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Updated:May 12, 2019, 9:19 PM IST
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Name Missing from Voters' List, Polling Officials Busy Taking Selfies, Says Ex-Cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi
File photo of former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi.

New Delhi: Furious over not finding his name in the voters' list and not receiving the due assistance over it, former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi said polling officials were busy taking ‘selfies' instead of addressing his issue.

Along with photos of receipts, Bedi wrote on Twitter, "I am terribly saddened/ashamed that our Acknowledgment/Receipts Dt 24/2/‘19 shown below did not have our voting names in polling booth... I didn't know where to look as Polling Officials & Police were busy taking ‘selfies'- Never felt so humiliated... all for the sake of Indian Democracy!"

The ex-cricketer is not the only one who had to return without casting his vote. Many people in the national capital faced a similar experience.

Ashok Verma, a resident of Dwarka, complained that the entire family's name was missing from the voters list.

"In 2014, I had exercised my franchise and it is shocking that this time, my entire family's name is missing," he said.

Another senior citizen also found his name missing from the list.

A polling officer said when the process of verification of voters begins, sometimes after successive visits if the voter is not present and the house is locked, they presume that the occupant has shifted to some other place.​

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