Woman goes to vote, finds out she is dead

The authorities inside the polling booth told a 66-year-old women that she is ineligible to vote as her name is noted under the dead person list

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In a bizarre case, a 66-year-old woman wasn’t allowed to cast her vote on Monday for the Maharashtra assembly elections in Mumbai. 

The authorities inside the polling booth told her that she is ineligible to vote as her name is noted under the dead person list. 

In shock, Manjula Vinod Kumar Modi, who has been voting for 35 years, stated that “how can I be dead if I am here to vote and standing alive before you?” 

Modi arrived at the polling booth in Bandra West along with her husband to cast her vote around 12:30 in the afternoon. 

However, she wasn’t allowed to exercise her fundamental right and had to return home without the ink. 

I wasn’t allowed to vote and the authorities told me that my name is noted in the dead person list. I have been voting for 35 years and being a senior citizen it is difficult for me to go back and forth to resolve this bizarre issue,” said Manjula Modi. 




 
In the picture: Manjula Joshi with her husband
Manjula Modi got her new voter id card just 15 days ago for the assembly elections.

I got a new voter ID 15 days ago after my government documents including Aadhar card were verified. How can I be considered dead?” the 66-year-old asked.

Earlier, during 2019 Lok Sabha elections also, she wasn’t allowed to vote and was given the same reason.

Vinod Kumar Modi, the husband of Manjula Modi, informed that despite several complaints, the election commission authorities have failed to resolve the issue for them.

Similar issues have been reported earlier during the general and assembly polls across India. In September this year, ahead of 2019 Maharashtra assembly polls, Congress had demanded the Election Commission to remove 44.61 lakh, fake voters. 

Maharashtra Congress had sent a list of fake voters to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora after the EC deleted 2.16 lakh fake names from the voter list. 

Earlier in January, senior Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam had also alleged that there are around 15,000 to 20,000 bogus voters registered in every assembly constituency and eight to nine lakh fake voters in Mumbai. 

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