Beggars enrolled as voters for May 12 Assembly elections in Karnataka

Political  News, State, (Bengaluru), April 16:-True to the principles of Democracy, more than ‘enrolled’ 500 beggars have got the voting rights with their names added to the voters’ list through a special drive launched as per High Court Direction to Election Commission for the May 12 Assembly elections in Karnataka.

During the special drive launched on Saturday by Bengaluru Bruhut Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in all 508 beggars, including 364 men and 144 women, living at the Beggars Rehabilitation Centre here, were enrolled as voters and they get the democratic right to exercise their franchise on May 12 election to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

They will get voting right in Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly Constituency since the Centre is located in that area, said N Manjunath, Chief Returning Officer, Bengaluru and also the BBMP Commissioner.

This is for the first time they got the right and all of them are happy.

“Though we don’t know how to vote in the EVM, we are eager to cast our vote on the polling day in favour of our favourite candidates or the party,” said Shivalingamma from Kunigal, who has been enrolled during the Special drive.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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