Even the dead voted in Telangana elections

Even the dead voted in Telangana elections

Hyderabad: On December 7 polling there were several cases of misconduct reported and have been kept under covers, but after the results, they are gradually sliding out.

30 civil society organisations came under the banner of Telangana Election Watch 2018 and worked with the Election Commission as election watch officers. Their job was to keep a watch on violations, and the conduct of the election.

On December 7 in Gajwel Assembly constituency, a person named Jennapalli Narsimhareddy (EPIC No. AP 322220351542) cast his vote at the Zilla Parishad High School, Chinnakistapur, polling station, confirms the State Election Commission.

According to the report published in the DC, the fact is Narsimhareddy has been dead for about three-and-a-half years. VVPAT slips were missing for those still alive but were issued in the names of the dead.

The family of Narsimhareddy told Deccan Chronicle that he had expired in March 2016. The District Election Commission was asked on three occasions to delete his name from the voter’s list, yet, 32 months after his death, a voter slip was issued in his name.