Telangana Polls: CEO Rajath Kumar apologizes voters for missing names

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The Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) Rajath Kumar on Saturday apologized voters whose names went missing from the voter list. Telangana that went to polls on December 7 saw a lot of people after struggling for hours could not find out that their names.

“Several complaints have been raised pertaining to the issue and even the well-known people brought the issue to me. I am apologizing to all those voters. The issue will be resolved for upcoming Lok Sabha polls,” said Rajath.

Yesterday, Famous Badminton Player Jwala Gutta expressed anger when her name was missing from the voter list. She also questioned the fairness of the polls. However, Jwala Gutta has claimed that she had checked her name online first, and despite that, her name had disappeared from the list.

Besides the discrepancies, the polling was ended peacefully, said the CEO. Responding to the deletion of Jwala Gutta’s vote, Rajath said that it was deleted in 2015 during the revision of voter list.

Telangana Assembly elections registered over 65% voter turnout till 5 pm, however, it was expected to rise as long queues were reported in many polling stations.

The ECI had announced that Telangana Assembly Polls will be held in a single-phase manner on December 7. The Counting will take place on December 11 along with other state assembly elections.

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