Telanagana Assembly Elections 2018: Jwala Gutta's name 'disappears' from voter list

Badminton player Jwala Gutta's name allegedly 'disappeared' from the voter's list on Friday. 

Telanagana Assembly Elections 2018: Jwala Gutta's name 'disappears' from voter list
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HYDERABAD: Badminton player Jwala Gutta's name allegedly 'disappeared' from the voter's list on Friday.

“I checked my name online two to three weeks ago, my mother's and my names were there. My father's and my sister's were missing. Today we went to cast vote but my name was also missing. I don't understand how's my name missing. I've been living here for 12 years,” she says in a video posted on Twitter.

She had earlier tweeted “Surprised to see my name disappear from the voting list after checking online!! “How’s the election fair...when names r mysteriously disappearing from the list!!”

Telangana Assembly Elections 2018 for the 119-member Assembly is currently underway across the state. The state is witnessing a triangular battle between Congress-led alliance, the ruling TRS, and the BJP. In the fray are 1,821 candidates contesting from 119 constituencies. The state has a total of 32,815 polling stations across. Thirteen constituencies have been classified as Left Wing Extremist-affected where the polling ends one hour before (4 pm). Nearly one lakh police personnel including 25,000 central paramilitary forces and 20,000 from other states have been deployed in poll duties.

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