Mukesh Mhatre, whose wife Sheetal is contesting on a Shiv Sena ticket at Dahisar, was tense after complaints of missing names started pouring in. “They came up with a revised list recently and yet so many names have gone missing,“ he said. Ashish Patil, MNS worker in Aarey , said candidates were given a list of voters when they filed their nomination papers. A week later, they got an updated list. “The BMC officials at the booths have the old list and the candidates the updated list. The serial numbers of voters in the two lists don’t match and so the confusion. We quickly got the old list and sorted out the matter in ward 52 and 53,“ he said.
Booth managers wore a harassed look and at times got into arguments with angry voters with their names missing. “Names of several senior citizens are not on the new voters list. Those of the younger family members are there,“ said a BJP activist at Borivli.
Yogesh Sagar, BJP MLA from Charkop, said names of residents of entire buildings were missing. “At Dahanukarwadi, Laljipada it has been utter chaos,“ he said.