Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Man with disability uses RTI to expose bogus voter lists

Around 35 residents of Rangpar village in Wankaner taluka had moved to Rajkot some 20 years ago. But if the voters' list is to be believed, they still reside in the village. The error was brought to the notice of the state election commission authorities by Ratna Ala, 30, who is visually challenged. He filed an RTI application inquiring why names of people who have left the village are not removed from the voters' list. Ala's RTI queries forced the authorities to remove the names of the people.

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