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Rahul Dravid Will Not be Able to Vote In Lok Sabha Election

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Former India captain Rahul Dravid will not be able to vote during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections as his name has been deleted from the electorate list.

Dravid, an icon during the 2018 Assembly elections in Karnataka, moved houses and got his name deleted from his old constituency in Indiranagar. However, his name was not added in the new constituency list before the deadline.

The former cricketer’s brother had submitted the required documentation for deletion of names from the list, but Dravid had not filled the form to add his name in his new constituency. The BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad also clarified that the while the documents for name deletion had been submitted, the documents for inclusion can only be submitted by the voter himself.

“Our officials visited his house twice, but we were not allowed inside. We were informed Dravid is touring abroad and there was no message from him to include his name in the voters’ list,” Mathikere sub-division Assistant Electoral Returning Officer Roopa told Times of India.

“Rahul Dravid was in Spain, but was eager to vote. Unfortunately, his name got deleted from the Shantinagar Assembly constituency,” Basawaraju Magi, the Domlur sub-division Assistant Electoral Returning Officer said.


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