Many Bengalureans complained of missing names from the electoral roll, despite applying for the voter’s ID and submitting required documents.
An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 voters names were missing from the Dasarahalli constituency and names of over 50 per cent of voters were missing in the additional voters list at Yelahanka constituency, according to MLA S R Vishwanath.
BBMP Commissioner and District Election Commissioner, Kumar Naik told Deccan Herald that it is too late to rectify or include names of those missing in the list.
He said that people who have applied late were facing issues. He added: “Whatever rectification needs to be done will be made during the next election.”
Subhash Shetty, a resident of Nagasandra Colony, Tumkur Road said: “About 120 residents from my apartment had applied for the voter ID card but only 25 names figure on the list. They were not even given acknowledgement receipts.”
MLA, Dasarahalli, S Muniraju said: “Along with around 8,000 names missing in the list, around 4,000 new names, bearing the addresses of other constituencies have been added. Chickpet, Cottonpet and other wards that do not come under my constituency have made their way to the polling booths at Mallasandra, Shettyhalli ward and neighbouring wards of Dasarahalli constituency."
Muniraju said that he took up the issue with the police officials but was told that verification is being done. "I was also told by the BBMP officials that they have taken up the matter and sent a letter to the State Election Commission," he added.
Yelahanka MLA , S R Vishwanath said that voters ID cards were not printed yet in his constituency and that the applications are not being considered by Palike officers despite being documented correctly by citizens.