In a bizarre case, a voter in the Hyderabad civic polls turned up with an officially issued identity card carrying the name and picture of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
The staff at a polling centre in the old city of Hyderabad was taken aback when the voter showed an identity card with Salman Khan’s name and picture to cast his vote in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections on Tuesday.
According to the card, Salman’s father’s name is Saleem Khan. The only difference is the age. The card shows it as 64 years while the actual age of the actor is 50.
Officials at the polling booth in Gowlipura in Charminar division did not allow the person to vote.
People said the incident was another proof of the manner in which election authorities issue voter identity cards.
“Those who are genuine voters in a locality don’t get identity cards or their names are deleted without any notice,” said Syed Haider, a resident in the old city.