Hundreds of residents whose names were missing from the voters’ list now have a second chance to register for the May 15 municipal elections in Gurgaon.
“Eligible voters, who could not register earlier, can approach the city magistrate. The exercise will be on for four more days till April 25,” said PC Meena, district commissioner.
The news has offered a ray of hope for 1,778 voters of ward 26 where a camp has been set up at South Patio Club, South City-2 from Thursday. However, not many are content with the move because no new applications were allegedly ‘entertained’.
Only those who had filled the forms earlier were allowed to incorporate corrections, residents claimed.
“It’s just an eyewash. The staff here is not cooperative. There are hundreds of people to be registered and the entire exercise can't be completed in just a couple of days. We should have been given a month,” said SC Sharma, secretary of Residents' Welfare Association (RWA) of South City 2.
Another resident BS Chauhan said: “Not many people were aware about this campaign, which is why only a handful turned up. They spent the whole day sorting forms but they were not accepted. We will send the corrected forms on Friday, after which we expect our names to be incorporated in the voters’ list.”
Social activist Mukul Kaushik also found the exercise grueling. “There were heaps of forms and it was difficult to sift through it. Many people had taken leave from office but it proved futile ” Meena, however, refuted the claims. “Even new applications will be entertained for four more days. We don't want anyone to be deprived of the right to vote.”