Name missing initially, but CEC Chawla finally votesMay 7th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) After some confusion about which polling booth he was listed in, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Navin Chawla Thursday voted in the 15th Lok Sabha elections.
Chawla along with his wife and daughter exercised their franchise at booth number 86 in Nirman Bhawan that houses government offices and has been turned into a VIP polling station for the elections in the New Delhi constituency.
His name was initially missing from the voters’ list, but it was later found that his name had appeared on another list as he had shifted home after his promotion as CEC.
“There was confusion and I voted in booth number 86,” Chawla told reporters outside Nirman Bhavan where his booth was located.
“The election officials scrambled to find out that he was listed in another booth, because he is the CEC. Would they have done it for an average voter?” asked Champak Goel, a resident of Dwarka in southwest Delhi.
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