Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Gauahar Khan shares she went ‘booth to booth’ to look for her name on the voting list

20 May,2024 04:46 PM IST |  Mumbai  | 

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Gauahar Khan also went to her nearby booth, but her experience was not something anyone wants

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From Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Kareena Kapoor to Kiara Advani, several celebrities reached their designated polling booths to cast their votes as the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections commenced. Gauahar Khan also went to her nearby booth, but her experience was not something anyone wants.

Gauahar, while sharing the bitter experience, said that she couldn't find her name on the list where she has lived for 9 years. The actress said, "Make the effort, go find your booths, and vote!! Vote now! I had a very confusing and frustrating time to know that my and my family's names were missing from the address that I have lived at for 9 years. Only one person from the family had received the voting slip, and the people who have left the building for years, their names were all present."

"Some of the people who were in charge were extremely rude, because there were almost 100 people who were complaining of the same, and requesting to let them vote with Aadhar cards at the same time. But I did not give up. I went looking from booth to booth in my area, and finally found mine at my 15-year-old address along with my senior citizen mom. She is the one who has taught me to be patriotic since childhood. My dad was the son of a freedom fighter. Alhamdulillah," she further added.

The actress further wrote, "I didn't want my vote to be wasted. As a citizen of the country, it's my duty to vote and my right in a democracy. I love my country and I feel responsible for it. Guys, please go and vote. Find your names and vote. Don't miss it. Many thanks to @mumbaipolice; your officers are really helpful and kind in this whole process. The volunteers are doing their best. A bad encounter with one frustrated volunteer should not deter you from voting. GO VOTE! Jai Hind! 🇮🇳"

About the Fifth Phase of Lok Sabha Elections

Voting for the fifth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2024 began on Monday morning across 49 parliamentary constituencies spread over six states and two Union Territories (UTs) amid tight security and arrangements. The voting started at 7 am and will continue until 6 pm, with those in line by the closing time still allowed to vote. According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), polling for 35 assembly constituencies of the Odisha legislative assembly will also take place simultaneously on Monday. As per the ECI, over 8.95 crore voters, including 4.69 crore males, 4.26 crore females, and 5409 third-gender electors, will decide the fate of 695 candidates in the fifth phase of voting.

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