Varun Dhawan, Shaina NC, Sanjeev Kapoor among those whose names were missing from voter list for BMC polls
The misfortune of not having one’s name on the voter list wasn’t restricted to the common man, as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC, actor Varun Dhawan and chef Sanjeev Kapoor were among those whose names did not feature in the list for BMC polls.
“My name has unfortunately not shown up in the list. It’s very bizarre because I voted last year,” Varun said as he stepped out of the polling booth in Bandra.
The 29-year-old, who was upset because of the incident, said, “I’m going to find out where my name is from the Election Commission.”
Even though the actor was unable to cast his vote, he urged people to go and vote “as it is very important.”
Other Bollywood celebrities like John Abraham, Ranveer Singh, Shraddha Kapoor and Anushka Sharma and many others also cast their vote and urged their fans to follow suit.
Like Varun, even Shaina NC of the BJP couldn’t find her name on the voter list when she arrived at the polling booth at Napeansea Road today morning.
Shaina, who came to cast her vote on a bicycle with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture surmounted at the front, however, urged the people to exercise their right for the betterment of city.
“We have been cycling all over Mumbai and the idea is to get maximum people to come out and vote, to realise that today is not a holiday, but, a day when one has to vote for a better India and a better Mumbai particularly,” Shaina told ANI.
However, the politician was later able to cast her vote a little with some help from authorities. She also clarified that her name was not on the list initially due to a printing error, which was later rectified.
Director Anubhav Sinha and celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor were also unable to find their name on the list.
“Spent more than an hour trying to find my name on the voters list but no luck! Any suggestions? Still have 5 more hours. I don’t give up,” tweeted Kapoor.
In some areas like Mankhurd, hundreds of people were unable to find their names on the voter list, leading to tension in the area.