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EC steps in, saves the voting rights of more than 1000 voters in Delhi

A polling booth in Delhi's Kasturba Nagar was going to be closed which would have denied more than thousand voters their voting rights.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Voters show their election cards as they stand in a queue to cast their vote during 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Photo: PTI

More than a thousand voters in Delhi's Kasturba Nagar would have lost their right to exercise their franchise had the gone ahead with a proposal to close down a polling booth in the area.

According to Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh, the government accommodations in Kasturba Nagar, which comes under the New parliamentary constituency, were redeveloped and residents of the area were shifted to other areas.

This necessitated the need for the CEO to write to the about the polling station in that area not being needed anymore, Singh said.

"We had sent a proposal to the EC saying polling station number 1 under which that area fell is not needed. The EC asked us to issue a public notice saying if voters there were willing to vote, they will facilitate it," Singh said.

The got the polling done and of 1079 registered voters from the locality, 300 turned up till 1 pm, officials said.

Delhi recorded 60.21 per cent voter turnout till 6 pm on Sunday.

First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 00:40 IST