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Varun Dhawan says voting is very important for a democracy and he votes every year for Big Boss candidates

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawanwas trolled by Twitterati on Tuesday. It all began when Varun couldn’t vote for the BMC elections 2017 as his name was missing from the voter list and came out to issue his statement to the media.

Varun Dhawan votes every year
Varun Dhawan votes every year

He said, “It’s upsetting that I couldn’t find my name on the voter list. My name has not shown up in the list unfortunately, it’s bizarre because I voted last year. Will find out from EC where is my name.”

But the controversy has taken a bizarre turn as Varun has apologized for his comments and has said that last year he voted for the Big Boss candidates by sending a SMS. Due to the election season he was confused as to which voting was media referring to and that’s why he said he voted every year.

But he has appealed to the nation through news sources that Voting is indeed important for a Democracy like India. People should vote every year, just the way he does for the Big Boss candidates.

 

Election commission shifts the BMC polling counters to U.P to increase voting percentage

A total of 61.16 percent voter turnout was recorded as voting ended in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

Till 3 p.m., the turnout was estimated to be 53 percent.

Kanpur: Voters queue up to caste their votes during the third phase of UP assembly election in Kanpur on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI2_19_2017_000156B)
Kanpur: Voters queue up to caste their votes during the third phase of UP assembly election in Kanpur on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI2_19_2017_000156B)

With over 826 candidates from 105 political parties contesting for 69 seats, polling began on Sunday morning for the crucial third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections

But the story is different in Mumbai for the BMC elections, onlt 31 % voting was recorded for the region for which the BMC elections are very important in providing basic necessities in a governed manner. Mumbai has always registered such mediocre numbers, and it makes us wonder if people have lost faith in elections.

The election commission of India has come with an innovative idea to increase the voting percentage. They want to utilize the U.P election enthusiasm among people in U.P to increase the voting percentage for BMC elections. For this, all BMC polling counters will be shifted to U.P for a day as people in U.P are so fond of voting, the required number will easily be generated there.