Mumbai – Mumbaikars voted enthusiastically for the BMC polls on Tuesday. The average voting in the city had set a new record in comparison to 2012 civic polls. But this time, the election will be remembered for chaotic situation arising out of missing names in voter lists. Many voters could not exercise their right to vote due to their missing names, change in polling booths etc.
Sumit Wajale, the secretary of RPI, has alleged that names of 15,000 voters from ward no. 93 in Bandra East were missing from the voter lists. He claimed that when the reservation was declared for this seat, the number of voters was 54,000 but it remained 34,000 at the time of voting.
Voters from Government Colony, Shastri Nagar, Indira Nagar, MIG Colony and Gandhi Nagar areas could not vote due to this mismanagement. These votes could have proved decisive and hence they should be given a chance to cast their votes, he demanded. The political parties and voters across the city have also demanded the same.