Shobha De's name missing

Updated on Apr 26, 2004 08:45 PM IST

Shobha De found her name missing from the electoral list when she turned up to exercise their franchise.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Mumbai

Several voters, including well-known columnist and fiction writer, Shobha De, found their names missing from the electoral list when they turned up to exercise their franchise.

De, who arrived at a polling booth at G D Somani School, was surprised when she failed to spot her name in the list.

Speaking to reporters, De said she was still perusing the matter with the election officials as casting her ballot was her fundamental right.

She also said she had been voting from the constituency for the past two decades and was unable to comprehend why her name had gone missing.

In another incident in north-east Mumbai, a first-time voter, a 20-year-engineering student, found his enthusiasm all dampened when he arrived at the polling booth at Chembur.

The elation and excitement of participating in the country's democratic exercise went all bust when his electoral list showed him as a middle-aged man of 40 years!

The first timer, who could not add the necessary grey to his youthful looks, returned home disappointed at his first tryst with the ballot box.

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