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Rahul Dravid not to vote in this General Elections

"We came to know about this only after we finalised the electoral rolls."

Rahul Dravid
India A coach Rahul Dravid. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Currently, India is engrossed in the schedule of the General Elections, which started on Thursday, April 11 and will continue until May 19. The counting of votes would be done on Thursday, May 23, 2019, and the results of the elections would be done on the same day. In the meantime, it has been learned that Rahul Dravid wouldn’t be taking part in the elections.

Back in 2018, he was the icon in Karnataka during the Assembly Elections. He moved houses and got his name removed from his old constituency in Indiranagar. But, the veteran cricketer’s name wasn’t added in the constituency before the deadline. His brother had given the documents to get Dravid’s name deleted from the list, but Dravid hasn’t filled the form to add himself in the new constituency.

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N Manjunath, the BBMP Commissioner, mentioned that even as the documents for name deletion had been submitted, the documents for inclusion need to be submitted by the voter himself. Dravid, the former Indian cricketer and currently India U19 coach, realised the problem after March 16, when the final roll was published after the publication of the first draft of voters took place in January.

He had to submit Form 6 before March 16

“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 was quoted as saying in Times of India (TOI).

“Rahul Dravid was in Spain, but was eager to vote. Unfortunately, his name got deleted from the Shantinagar Assembly constituency,” Basawaraju Magi, the Domlur sub-division Assistant Electoral Returning Officer mentioned.

“He had to submit Form 6 before March 16, otherwise nothing can be done. We came to know about this only after we finalised the electoral rolls. Our officials must have visited his home and if he had then informed us that he had got his name deleted from the Indiranagar list, we could have done something,” KN Ramesh, the additional Chief Electoral Officer told.

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