The skipper of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli hails from Delhi and presently, he is staying in Mumbai but a voter slip of his name has been noticed in Sahjanwa sub-division of Gorakhpur.
The matter becomes more controversial as the bypoll elections are going to take place in the region on Sunday.
On Friday, the Election Commission ordered an enquiry into the matter and Ratnesh Singh, the deputy chief electoral officer, has given assurance that as the investigation report will be submitted by the Gorakhpur administration, an action will be taken on officers responsible for it.
A voter slip was noticed by a booth level officer Sunita Choubey in which Virat Kohli was described as the voter number 822 of Sahjanwa assembly segment. She told TOI,
“I was surprised to see Virat Kohli’s name and picture on a voter’s slip during distribution of slips. When I checked, the name was not on the voter’s list. I handed over the slip to councillor of the area.”
Rajiv Rautela, the DM of Gorakhpur, stated that the SDM and tehsildar of Sahjanwa assembly constituency have already been questioned and some more discrepancies were reported in the voters’ list so they are also being investigated.
Twitter also reacted over the matter and here are few selected tweets:
Virat Kohli’s Name & Photo in Gorakhpur Voting List. This is another reason, Why we need to link Aadhaar with Voter Card.
1) Ghost Voters
2) illegal Immigrants Vote Bank
3) Duplicacy in Voter list
4) People with Multiple Voter cards.
5) Fake Voter cards.
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) March 9, 2018
Actually instead of linking with aadhar government should think about voter Id and even ration card with an unique id like aadhar card
— धीरेन्द्र पाण्डेय (@PanditDKP) March 10, 2018
Oh God Kohli is in the voter’s slip not on the voter’s list. No wonder, there are many such slips and lists, which will come out. When the government insists on Aadhar card some political leaders oppose it and the reasons many. – https://t.co/PnfAG6BCvb
— AJIT LEO (@AJITLEO) March 10, 2018
LOL, but why was he in team India jersey!?!
— Sarthak Mohanty (@post2sarthak) March 10, 2018
Aaj se tera bhai v vote dega????
— nitin rawat (@notnitinrwt) March 10, 2018
— prakash kelkar (@prakashkelkar1) March 10, 2018
Virat Kohli issued voter’s slip in Gorakhpur; probe ordered @PMOIndia @narendramodi y we are not linking Aadhaar to election card? It’s so easy to implement & while voting person can just get their finger scanned & then can vote? @Swamy39 @suhelseth https://t.co/4rL9vL9w8X
— Chirag (@chiragss78) March 10, 2018
— aniket prantadarshi (@prantadarshi) March 10, 2018
@the_hindu breaking news ee ka ho bhai, kohli ji ta humare zila k nikle…. #ViratKohli
“As per the voter slip, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli’s name has been registered under Sahajanwa Assembly segment in Gorakhpur”
— Ritu Mishra (@RituMishrahritu) March 9, 2018
Virat Kohli is a voter in Gorakhpur ????????. Sir Ji kahan kahan vote daalte phir rahe hain aap?
Aapke naam ka vote padne waala hai Gorakhpur Elections mein ???? pic.twitter.com/0Ay7GbzkJO
— Fahad (@rjfahad) March 8, 2018
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