Many voters with identical names in CM’s village BadalBadal (Muktsar), September 16
Several houses in Chief Minister’s Badal village have voters with identical names. The SGPC voters’ list reads that Raja Ram Singh (vote no. 709), Raja Ram Singh (vote no 713) and Raja Singh (vote no 720) are three members of a family living in one house.
The names of SGPC voters in another house are Jagdish Ram, son of Chuhar Ram Singh (vote no. 671), Jagdish Singh son of Chuhar Singh (vote no. 673), Amandeep Singh, son of Chuhar Singh (vote no 674) and Amandeep Singh, son of Chuhar Ram Singh (vote no 675). In this house live two more SGPC voters-Bhana Devi Kaur, wife of Chuhar Ram Singh, and Bhana Devi, wife of Chuhar Singh.
The voter list has many more such voters in the village. Muktsar Deputy Commissioner Arashdeep Singh Thind said it was being verified if these voters were genuine. Badal village is part of the Gidderbaha SGPC seat where Gurpal Singh Gora, sitting SGPC member of the SAD(B) is the candidate. Before Manpreet Badal was ousted from the SAD(B), Gora was known as his confidant. Hence, there are high stakes on this seat. The total number of SGPC voters in Badal village are 1,720.