UP's Ghaziabad not yet ready for polls due on 10th April 2014
Several Lakhs of Ghaziabad Voters may not be able to vote in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, voting for which falls due on 10th April 2014. Several eligible residents of the Ghaziabad, particularly, from the areas like Indirapuram, Vaishali and Vasundhara, have applied long time back and submitted hard copies of the applications to the officials who visited and organized the camps in the Housing Societies in these areas. But the names of most of the residents have not been appearing in the Electoral Rolls till date despite repeated complaints.
There are some
interesting cases also, like two Form 6 were submitted together in
respect of husband and wife and now the Electoral Roll is showing
only the name of the wife only. Some persons have received the Voter
Card, but their names are not appearing in the Electoral Rolls. Even
for those residents who have applied online before the last date of
online applications - 9th
March 2014, no action has been taken till date for inclusion of their
names in the Electoral Rolls.
According to Col. T.P.
Tyagi, Chairman of the Ghaziabad
RWA Federation, the non-inclusion of
several eligible residents in the Electoral Rolls is intentional and
“Unless the Chief
Election Commissioner make timely intervention in the matter, several
lakhs of eligible voters of this important constituency will not be
able to exercise their franchise.”
This Lok Sabha
constituency is witnessing a tough and interesting fight between
Former Army Chief V.K. Singh (BJP), Actor Raj Babbar (Congress) and
Journalist Shazia Ilmi(AAP).
In an election where
even a single vote can decide the fortune of the candidates
contesting the election, it would be interesting to watch as to how
this deliberate lapse on the part of the local administration will
ensure the fair election exercise in this high profile constituency.