Gurgaon voters are a confused lot
Voters, especially those living in New Gurgaon townships, are in a fix. They are confused about the constituency they belong to for the October 13 polls. The newly created Badshahpur constituency has led to the confusion, reports Sanjeev K. Ahuja.india Updated: Oct 10, 2009 22:47 IST
Voters, especially those living in New Gurgaon townships, are in a fix.
They are confused about the constituency they belong to for the October 13 polls. The newly created Badshahpur constituency has led to the confusion.
Post elections, residents of these privately developed townships would have to approach separate MLAs of these two constituencies for redressal of grievances.
DLF City, Sushant Lok and Southcity would have two MLAs — one each from Gurgaon and Badshahpur.
While residents of Phase I of DLF City, Southcity, Sushant Lok, DLF City Phase IV and V are part of Gurgaon constituency, those living in Phase II (DLF, Southcity, Sushant Lok) and III (DLF, Sushant Lok) are part of Badshahpur constituency. Also, some houses in DLF City Phase I fall under Badshahpur constituency.
Prior to the parliamentary polls, the Delimitation Commission earmarked Badshahpur constituency with 2.25 lakh voters. This constituency covers outer urban Gurgaon while Gurgaon constituency consists of the main urban township with a handful of urbanised villages.
Dr R.N. Wahi, a resident of DLF City (Phase II) said he was amazed the entire DLF City wasn’t earmarked within one constituency.
“The DLF Qutub Enclave RWA would have to approach two MLAs; one from Gurgaon for problems of Phase I, IV and V and the Badshahpur MLA for Phase II and III. The commission divided townships on the basis of villages, on which these townships came up,” he said.
Col. (Retd) Sarvadaman Oberoi, a resident of Uniworld Garden, said it was ironical the demarcation process was done without the people affected knowing about it.