Names of thousands
of voters staying in society buildings,
new housing complex areas are not appeared
in the final voters lists published on
20th February, 2004 said Mr. Kirit Somaiya.
Mr. Somaiya furthers stated that it is
now proved beyond doubt that in various
areas of Ghatkopar named Garodia Nagar,
Raja Badi, Sanghani Estate in Chembur,
Chheda Nagar, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre
Colony, Vasant Park area in Mulund, Neelam
Nagar, Mukund Society, Mulund Colony thousands
of voters names were deleted/omitted in
the final voters lists.
The Chief Election Officer
of Maharashtra, Shri Bhargav has now accepted
that the total number of voters in Mumbai
have reduced from789 lakhs to 74 lakhs.
Mr. Somaiya stated that the Election Department
has also agreed that voters in Maharashtra
have increased after 1999 elections. The
Government machinery has also accepted
that the population of Mumbai, particularly
Mumbai Sub Urban District, has shown an
increase of 20 lakhs. In 1991 Census population
of Mumbai was 99 lakhs, in 2001 Census
the same has gone up to 119 lakhs.
Mr. Somaiya appealed the
voters that they have one more, last chance
to get themselves enumerated, registered.
The Election Department had opened more
than 7000 centres all over Mumbai. These
centers will remain open up to 27th February,
2004. The voters’ lists are kept
open in local poling booths, i.e. schools.
The citizens can check their names and
if required can submit their fresh application
to get enrolled.
Mr. Somaiya has opened “Matdaryadi”
Help Line (No. 25926361) in his office.
Voters can contact this help line; they
can also check their names in the website
of Election Commission of India (www.eci.gov.in).
It is a fact that after
1999, i.e. after last Lok Sabha –
Assembly Elections more than 10 lakhs
youngsters have crossed 18 years of age.
All those youngsters of 18 to 22 years
age group are eligible for the first time
voting. It seems that names of only 2
lakhs youngsters have got enrolled in
the final voters list. Almost 8 lakhs
new voters names are not reflected in
the list. These youngsters can yet become
voter provided they submit application
in form No. 6 along with age proof of
Mr. Somaiya has submitted
fresh proof of omissions/deletions to
Chief Election Commissioner, Delhi. During
the sample/token survey undertaken in
last 10 days by BJP activists it is found
Mr. Somaiya has once
again appealed to the social organizations,
senior citizens, political activists and
Election Department that all efforts be
done to see maximum genuine voters are