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Rahul Dravid cannot vote in April 18 Lok Sabha elections

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Former Rahul Dravid, who was part of the Election Commission's campaign to boost voting, will miss out on voting in the current polls as he did take steps to get his name included in the voters' list after a change of residence here.

Dravid and his family had moved from their ancestral house in Indiranagar to Ashwathnagar and subsequently names of him and his wife were removed from the Electral Rolls.

This was based on Form 7 for deletions submitted by his brother, Chief Electoral Officer said here Monday.

"...but after shifting to new residence did not take steps to get his name included in the electoral roll although registration officials visited there several times," Kumar said.

The electoral authorities came to know about Dravid's name not being in the list after finalisation of the electoral rolls.

goes to first phase of elections on April 18 for 14 constituencies, including those in the city.

Dravid was roped in by the EC for the voters' awareness campaign during the assembly elections in May last year.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 15:35 IST