A Hyderabad resident turned up with an official voter identity card carrying the name and picture of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan during the municipal elections held on Tuesday.
The elector’s photo identity card no ‘YVO1360395’ showed the name of the voter as Salman Khan and a picture of the Bollywood actor.
The voter slip also mentioned his father’s name as Saleem Khan. However, the age of the voter was mentioned as 64, while the actual age of the actor is 50.
Officials at the polling booth at Gowlipura in Charminar division did not allow the person to vote.
When contacted, Greater Hyderabad deputy commissioner Krishna Sekhar said he would look into the issue.
Many residents felt the incident reflects on the callous attitude showed by election authorities while issuing voter identity cards.
“(The irony is) those who are genuine voters in a locality don’t get identity cards or their names are deleted without any notice,” said Syed Haider, a resident.