Vijayawada

Apply for one, get five

Sandeep Kumar Koppula, a 24-year-old first-time voter who was keen on exercising his franchise this elections scheduled for April 11, was in for a surprise when he received his Elector Photo Identity Card from the Election Commission of India, here on Friday.

Instead of receiving one ID card, he received five cards and all were in his name and to his surprise his parents ID cards were missing. Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Sandeep, who is differently abled, said, "When the EC had announced that new voters can register, I utilised the opportunity by filling in the Form 6, last month. But today, when I had sent one of my friends to collect the card, he came back with five cards." The cards were in the name of Sandeep Kumar Koppula, and the numbers were WJU 3040458, WJU 3036688, WJU 3040557, WJU 3036159 and WJU 2873909.

The address was same in all the five — Steel Plant Township Sector-1 — the polling station for all the five is Kendriya Vidyalaya and the father’s name in all five was Chanti Koppula. He is a commerce graduate and son of a VSP employee. The only difference in the cards was the serial number which varied from 589, 928, 942, 613 and 943.

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Printable version | Jun 6, 2020 5:35:49 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/apply-for-one-get-five/article26750354.ece

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