Amaltas Marg wiped out off electoral map
Amaltas, a lane in posh DLF City 1, has almost been wiped out off the electoral map as none of the 35 families could find their names in the voters list on Thursday.punjab Updated: Apr 10, 2014 18:30 IST
Amaltas, a lane in posh DLF City 1, has almost been wiped out off the electoral map as none of the 35 families could find their names in the voters list on Thursday.
The residents of Altamas Marg were annoyed as they struggled at the polling booths in their area to know why their name was missing, when they have voter identity card.
The residents said that they were so enthusiastic about voting in these elections, but could do nothing now as their names did not figure on the electoral roll.
"I have a voter ID card. But still I cannot vote as my name is not there in the electoral roll. I went to the pine crest polling booth first where the officials told me that my name might be there in the list at the community centre polling booth. However, after reaching the community centre, I found that there were other residents also who were facing the same problem," said Shalini Perewal, a resident of Altamas Marg. adding that none of the residents of her lane had their names on the list.
A senior citizen of the lane said that it was both surprising and sad that their names were not there despite they having voted in the Vidhan Sabha elections last year. "The government should cancel these elections as it is their fault that we are not being able to vote today. Moreover, the officials at the pine crest polling booth in DLF 1 shooed us away," she said.
Meanwhile, assistant returning officer Hardyal Sehrawat said: "We are not responsible for the names that not being there in the list. People should have checked these things earlier."