UP civic polls: Sakshi Maharaj's name missing from voters list

UP civic polls: Sakshi Maharaj's name missing from voters list

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj was left fuming on Wednesday after he found out that his name was missing from the voters' list for the local body elections here.

The MP, who returned from Gadankheda polling booth without casting his vote, alleged that it was a conspiracy and demanded stern action against erring officials after which the district administration ordered an inquiry.

"The district magistrate (DM) is new but the additional district magistrate (ADM), who is also looking after the election process, was posted under the previous government... it is not a mere lapse that the name of the MP is missing... omission of an MP's name indicates some conspiracy," Sakshi Maharaj told reporters.

Former Congress MP Annu Tandon also could not vote as her name was missing from the voters' list following which she lodged a complaint with the district administration.

The officials apologised and assured her of a probe into the matter.

Polling in the first phase of Uttar Pradesh civic body elections was held in 24 districts on Wednesday.

The second phase will be held on November 26 and the third on November 29.

The counting of votes will take place on December 1.

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