GUWAHATI, April 23 - The Kamrup Metro administration will conduct an investigation into the deletion of names of some voters from the electoral roll in the district, which came to light today while the third phase Lok Sabha polling was under way.
District Election Officer Jimlee Saikia Kakoty said she came to know about the anomalies reported at the Latasil Lower Primary School polling station. �The matter needs a thorough investigation. Only then we can tell about the exact number of voters whose names were deleted from the list,� she said. She said polling passed off peacefully in the district.
Many voters who came to exercise their franchise at Latasil Lower Primary School alleged that they did not find their names in the voter list due to which the authority concerned did not allow them to cast vote.
�When we went there to cast our votes, we found to our utter surprise that our names were not included in the electoral roll,� said Krishan Kumar, an elderly voter of Uzanbazar.
Meanwhile, Bobbeeta Sharma, the Congress candidate for Guwahati LS constituency, cast her vote at the Public Health Engineering Office polling station at Bamunimaidam.
After casting her vote, she asserted that the people of Guwahati would cast conscience votes this time.
BJP candidate for the Guwahati constituency Queen Oja today cast her vote at Lachit Nagar LP School. Independent candidate and Supreme Court advocate Upamanyu Hazarika also cast his vote at Uzanbazar Sishu Vidyalaya.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur cast their votes at the Dispur Govt HS School polling station.