Poet and lyricist Gulzar couldn’t vote in the BMC elections because he couldn’t find his name on the voter list, says Rediff.
“First recorded casualty of the BMC polls: A tweet says that poet and lyricist Gulzar returns home without casting his vote as his name is not found in the electoral list.,” rediff reports.
Arjun Bali is another victim. “After having Voted in 8+ elections-with voter card, amazing to NOT find my name in the electrol rolls this morning #BMC #EpicFail,” he said on twitter.
Here’s a quick take on what else is being said on the elections on twitter:
Chinmay Shah laments the low turnout. “Maha #fail. Hope it improves! RT @starnewslive 13% voting recorded till 11:30 am in BMC polls,” he says. Perhaps the turnout will improve among Dia Mirza’s followers.
Mirza tweeted, “Chalo!!! Vote! Its on till 5pm. #civicpolls #bmc.” She doesn’t mention if she did vote, though.
Nisha Arppit brings out the callousness of the citizens of Mumbai. “Wonder if all d people who watch cricket so religiously could ever get few minutes for country we wud have a better working government,” she feels.
Karan Anshuman is not very helpful with this tweet, saying “Guys, if you’re confused who to vote for, just remember one word: Roads. #bmc,”. Who should one vote for, Karan?
Lloyd Mathias believes the BMC is responsible for all that ails the city. “BMC may be the country’s richest civic body but is morally bankrupt. Mumbai has deteriorated more than any other Indian city,” he says.
Well, it’s just under five hours more of voting. Tomorrow, we’ll know who has won, and who has the power to address the city’s woes and stem the rot.