Lok Sabha polls: Names of Jamshedpur urban voters go missing from voter list | India News

JAMSHEDPUR: Hundreds of voters, who walked to their polling booths to exercise their franchise in urban areas under Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat on Saturday, when they were told to return empty handed as their names were missing from the official list with the polling officers.
The cases were noticed in Jamshedpur West, Jamshedpur East and parts of of Jugsalai assembly segments in city areas not in rural assembly segments — Potka, Ghatshila and Baharagora, where few members of the family were missing from the list in polling booths where they had cast votes in 2019 and 2014 Lok Sabha and assembly polls.Many had voted in that booth for more than two or three decades.
In once such case at Jugsalai-based RP Patel School booth, Vjay Shankar Tiwary (32) and Munmum Tiwary (29) living in the nearby colony found their names missing, whereas other three members of the same family were fortunate enough to locate their names, resulting which the duo could not press the EVM buttons. Vijay and Munmun had voter ID cards with them and had casted their votes in 2019 LS and state polls at RP Patel School’s booth number 188.
At Bal Bharti Vidya Bhawan Rajasthan Yuvak Mandal booth number 173, from morning voters who could not find names on the voters list were running from pillar to post but all efforts were futile. Amit Kumar Agarwal (26) said, “I have lodged my complaint addressed to East Singhbhum deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer on X, but no reply has been given till afternoon in this connection. The helpline numbers could also give no remedy.”
The allegation was similar for Yugal Kishore Sharma, Rinki Devi, Abhinav Jain, Vishal Kumar Jaiswal, Poonam Devi, Tanveer Gaddi, Firoz Gaddi, Rizwan, Sudhkar Sah and Urbasi Singh and several dozen others from the same booth. At Loyola School booth number 161 under Jamshedpur West segment, Ram S Bhagat (70) said, “My name is missing but my wife’s name is in the list and she voted. I live in CH Area and have casted my vote here for several decades but this time will be an exception as my name is missing.”

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