Pune: Nearly 500 citizens, mainly from Kothrud and Sinhgad road whose names have been deleted from voters list, utilised their Sunday in submitting their applications with the Parivartan NGO with a demand of re-polls so that they can caste their valuable votes.
Parivartan NGO, along with some civic activists, had organised a special meeting on Sunday in Kothrud for citizens who could not vote on April 17 as their names were missing from the voters list. Responding to the meeting, nearly 500 citizens submitted their applications which will be further submitted to the district collectorate.
Aniket Mundada of Parivartan NGO said, “In a single day we have collected 500 applications. We are urging citizens to submit more such applications to put pressure on the Election Commission for re-polls. We are aiming to get nearly 3,000 applications. In these applications, most of the citizens complained that they have been staying at the same address for more than ten years but still their names have been automatically deleted from the voters' list. Most of the complaints of name deletion are reported from Kothrud and Sinhgad area.”
Apart from submitting their applications to the district collectorate, the NGO along with civic activists is planning to file a public interest litigation (PIL).
Anita Shamani, who has taken initiative of collecting the applications from citizens said, “I am collecting all these forms along with the evidences of names deletion so that I can file a PIL in this regard. This is a public movement and citizens should come together to add pressure on the government agencies to give justice to people.”