With everyone eager to vote in Lok Sabha elections, in Thane more than 2,74, 000 new voters enrolled themselves since February. Adding these 2,74, 000, the tally of voters in Thane has reached more than 63 lakh.
According to the Hindustan Times, most of the new voters are from the Owala-Majiwada constituency. An officer from the election department told the leading daily, “Until April 13, we received a whopping 4,87,080 registration forms from residents across the district for new registration, change of constituency and deletions among others. Of these, we enrolled 2,74,557 new voters in the supplementary voters’ list. We have also deleted 65,967 names from the list.”
Sagar Gajare, 30, a resident of Waghbil, told the leading daily, “The monsoon last year was a nightmare for commuters who were stuck in traffic for over five hours daily to commute to and fro from office to home. Bad roads and long queues at the toll plazas were the main reason. Despite constant protests, none of the politicians were interested in resolving our problems. We have thus decided to get ourselves enrolled and vote to bring about change.”
The total number of voters in the district have reached to 63.01 lakh. 24,903 voters from Owala- Majiwada constituency, 22,986 from Kalyan Rural and 22,688 from Kalyan West have registered themselves since February. The Election Commission will publish the final Assembly-wise list and bifurcation of men and women voters by the end of this week.