In the by-poll elections for two Loksabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, the controversy came into the picture, not because of political reasons. It’s because of Virat Kohli’s name found in a voter list of the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency, Time of India reported.

Just five days back, it came to light that Captain Kohli’s name is mentioned in the Sahajanwa Assembly segment. The voter slip number is 822. Shocking right?

Voter mistake spotted by Sunita Chuabey

The mistake was spotted by Sunita Chuabey on 4th March 2018. She informed about this goof-up to her senior authorities on the same day.

Afterwards, came the notice an investigation has been started. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate Pankaj Srivastava, said that the investigation has begun. "We will come to know quickly how this error happened and the responsible person will be punished."

The Gorakhpur Loksabha seat was vacant since Yogi Adityanath became the CM of Uttar Pradesh in 2017. This time, it’s a tough contest between ruling party BJP, Congress &and SP. The BJP candidate is Upendra Dutt Shukla. Samajwadi Party’s candidate is Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel and Congress named Sureetha Kareem for Gorakhpur seat. The main fight seems to happen between BJP and SP. The election was held on 11th March and the counting will be on the 14th of March.

In total 10 candidates are contesting the Gorakhpur By-poll


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