Marlin Misra, in her early fifties, has been residing in Defence Colony since 1982. On Thursday, she came with her husband to vote with full enthusiasm at the BBMP office in Defence Colony, but had to go back to disappointed. She was so agitated that she was frantically trying to call the media houses to call and complain about the incident.
Misra said, “I decided to vote at any cost because I thought choosing the right candidate would improve the state of my locality. We were asked to run around from one booth to another even though I had registered for the same long ago.”
She had all documents and questioned the authorities for not letting her vote in spite of being a tax payer.
Kundan Jain, 53, a readymade garments businessman and a resident of Basavangudi, plans to file a public interest litigation on behalf of his wife, who could not vote because her name was missing in the list. “All members in my family could vote apart from my wife. We have been issued the EPIC card. But she is not there in the voting list. We have been residing in the area for over 20 years, but this is the first time she has not been able to vote.
Many Sandalwood names were upset after their names went missing from the voter list. Film editor Sri was the only one in his family whose name was not on the rolls. He was asked to fill a form, but could not vote. Actor-Director Rakshith Shetty also found his name missing.