With the state elections fast approaching, several voters from Indirapuram are disappointed with their voter ID cards. While some said their cards reflected wrong information, others said they had not even received them.
"My name was struck off from the Delhi voter list when I shifted from Janakpuri to Indirapuram," said Ashok Mehra, a 68-year-old retired BSF officer and a resident of Charms Solitaire. "I could not get my name registered in the voter list despite repeatedly submitting forms."
Many residents who shifted to Indirapuram echoed the same sentiments as Mehra.
Girish Mehra, another resident of Charms Solitaire, said he has not cast his vote in the past 10 years, since shifting to Ghaziabad. "I used to live in Chandni Chowk till 2007 and moved to Indirapuram after that," he said. "I have already submitted four applications for a new voter ID card, but I still don't have it."
VK Pandey, maintenance manager of Arihant Harmony, has collected a bunch of fresh forms from several residents, who were yet to receive their voter IDs, despite having submitted a number of forms since October 2016.
"This is one last attempt at getting it done before the elections," said Pandey.
Amardeep Singh Vig, an AOA member of Aditya Mega City, who had acted as a block level volunteer (BLV) for collecting forms, told City Spidey that many residents had received their new voter ID cards while many others were yet to receive them. "We are hopeful they will get theirs soon," he added.
The problems don't end here. Some residents who had received their voter ID cards complained that they carried incorrect information — their names or addresses were spelt wrong.
"My father's name is Dalbir Singh but my voter ID card says Dilbar Singh," said another Indirapuram resident.
In one instance, BP Gupta, a resident of Charms Solitaire, said his address was listed as Vijaya Apartments. "I have no idea how these people manage to make such errors, despite collecting proper information from us," Gupta added. Many other residents complained of similar problems.
Preeti Jaiswal, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Ghaziabad, said, "It is possible that people are facing such problems, as there were lakhs of cards processed in the past six months alone," said Jaiswal.
She, however, urged residents to resubmit their documents and get in touch with the concerned block level officers, as there was still time before the elections.