Telangana election 2018: Jwala Gutta says her name is missing from voters’ list

Telangana: In a surprising turn of events, sensational badminton player Jwala Gutta claimed that her name has gone missing from the voters’ list in the Telangana elections that are being held on Friday

Badminton player Jwala Gutta could not find her name in the voters list as the state went to polls on Friday
Badminton player Jwala Gutta could not find her name in the voters list as the state went to polls on Friday

“Surprised to see my name disappear from the voting list after checking online,” Gutta tweeted in the morning.

“How’s the election fair when names are mysteriously disappearing from the list?” she asked in the second tweet.

The player claimed that she found out about her missing name when she went to the polling booth in the morning.
She actually tweeted in really early hours urging people to vote:

Voting in Telangana is underway a three-way battle between the Congress-led alliance

The assembly polls were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved prematurely on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state cabinet.
The assembly polls were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved prematurely on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state cabinet.

The voting in Telangana is underway a three-way battle between the Congress-led alliance (consisting of TDP, TJS and CPI), the BJP and the TRS.

The assembly polls were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved prematurely on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state cabinet.

For the first time, the Election Commission is using Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in Telangana.

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