Mr. Dependable Rahul Dravid has been a class act on and off the field. “The Wall” who has had a career free from controversies made sure his bat did the talking on the pitch. While his humility won hearts off the pitch. However, the former India captain Rahul Dravid will not be able to vote during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Because, his name has been deleted from the electorate list.
Karnataka Election Body’s Ambassador cannot vote
Cricket icon Rahul Dravid, who was named as the Karnataka election body’s ambassador for voting in the national election, will not be able to cast vote this week. His name has been deleted from the voters’ list. However, the cricketer did not submit the application for transfer of constituency before the deadline.
He was a registered voter in Bangalore Central parliamentary constituency when he lived in his paternal home in Indira Nagar. After moving out of the neighborhood to Malleswaram, his name was not added to the voters’ list in the constituency of Bangalore North under which Malleswaram falls.
The former cricketer’s brother had submitted the required documentation for deletion of names from the list. However, Dravid had not filled the form to add his name in his new constituency. The BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad also clarified that the while the documents for name deletion had been submitted, the documents for inclusion can only be submitted by the voter himself.
Rahul Dravid’s name deleted from the electorate list
“His personal secretary told our officers that Rahul Dravid wants to vote from his old place of residence. We told him that as per his application, we have removed his name from the voters’ list. Now, procedures have to be followed for inclusion,” the officer said.
“Our officials visited his house twice, but we were not allowed inside. We were informed Dravid is touring abroad and there was no message from him to include his name in the voters’ list,” Mathikere sub-division Assistant Electoral Returning Officer Roopa told Times of India.
Bangalore Central, Bangalore North and Bangalore South will vote on April 18, day two of the staggered national elections ends on May 19. The results will be declared on May 23.