Bishan Singh Bedi: Former Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi alleged that, despite filling up Form 6 to include the name in the voter list, his name was missing at the polling booth. Bedi wrote on Twitter that he felt humiliated by visiting the polling booth.
I’m feeling shy, shy that my name was not included in the polling booth according to the slip below (24/2/19). I did not understand where to go and ask for help because polling and police officers were busy taking selfies. Never felt so humiliated … all for the sake of Indian democracy!
Bishan Singh Bedi, former cricketer
Am terribly saddened/ashamed that our Acknowledgment/Receipts Dt 24/2/‘19 shown below did not have our voting names in polling booth..I didn’t know where to look as Polling Officials & Police were busy taking ‘selfies’-Never felt so humiliated..all fr the sake of Indn Democracy! pic.twitter.com/flyTVRXGEH
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) May 12, 2019
Voted on 59 seats in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Sunday.
Name of many people missing from the voter list
Bedi was not the only person in Delhi, whose name was missing from the Voters list. Many people complained that despite years of living in Delhi and filling the registration form, their names were not on the list.
Ashok Verma, living in Dwarka in Delhi complained that the name of his entire family is missing from the voter list. He said, ‘I voted in 2014 and it is astonishing that this time my family name is missing.’
On the complaint of name missing from the list, Delhi Chief Election Officer Ranbir Singh said that the Election Commission has been asking people to check their name in the voter list for the last six months.
Many awareness campaigns have been run. They should have examined the names before voting. If his names were not, he should have filled the Form 6. We accepted the form until April 13.
Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party had alleged that the name of millions of voters has been deleted.