SHIRODA SCANNER

Approximately 3000 names are supposedly missing or deleted from the rolls in Shiroda. About 2000 or about 70% of them hail either from religious minorities and ethnic minorities or are from the SC and ST categories.
Out of these 70% per cent, Catholics and Muslims form the bulk of the religious minorities whose names were deleted due to accidental or technical errors. While the Catholics are from the Shiroda Panchayat area, the Muslims are from Duttagad in the Bethoda Panchayat area. There are about 7,000 registered Catholic voters, out of about 29,000 total voters in the constituency, while Muslims voters number around 2,500.
Grouping together under the banner of the Shiroda Minorities Cell, they have decided to appeal to the State Election Commission and ensure that their names are re-instated in the Revised Electoral Rolls. They have approached several politicians from the Opposition parties, demanding their support.
The Shiroda Minorities Cell has also requested a local social worker and Shiroda Congress leader Adv Diya Shetkar for her help in getting their names reinstated. “We have approached a known social worker from the area, Adv Diya Shetkar via a request letter which has been emailed to her and have requested her to take up this issue,” Wendy Rodrigues who is heading the Shiroda Minorities Cell said. Working hand-in-hand with the Shiroda People’s Forum (SPF) which has launched a mass awareness programme in the entire Shiroda constituency to ensure that the 3,000-plus missing and new voters are added to the Revised Electoral Roll 2019 in the grace window period provided by the State Election Commission, the minorities are striving to ensure that all the names which were dropped are reinstated within the time frame provided.
Nearly 25%-30% first-time voters have not yet been enrolled from Shiroda itself, explained Pascal Rodrigues, a resident of Karai Village in Shiroda and co-convenor of the SPF. Speaking to media persons, Rodrigues said that the SPF is not affiliated to any political party. We want both the main political parties in Goa to ensure that voters are enlisted in the voting roll.
Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenço, Curtorim MLA, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, issued a press statement saying the final Revised Electoral Rolls 2019 will be published and released to the public on January 5, 2019. and asked voters to cross check if their names and updated addresses are in the new rolls. He also said that in the interests of all residents of Shiroda, Congress workers and volunteers will be carrying out a drive in Shiroda starting from this week, to help residents who have changed their place of residence or need to update their details in the Revised Electoral Roll. He requested the residents of Shiroda to take note of this and get their details updated.SHIRODA SCANNER
Approximately 3000 names are supposedly missing or deleted from the rolls in Shiroda. About 2000 or about 70% of them hail either from religious minorities and ethnic minorities or are from the SC and ST categories.
Out of these 70% per cent, Catholics and Muslims form the bulk of the religious minorities whose names were deleted due to accidental or technical errors. While the Catholics are from the Shiroda Panchayat area, the Muslims are from Duttagad in the Bethoda Panchayat area. There are about 7,000 registered Catholic voters, out of about 29,000 total voters in the constituency, while Muslims voters number around 2,500.
Grouping together under the banner of the Shiroda Minorities Cell, they have decided to appeal to the State Election Commission and ensure that their names are re-instated in the Revised Electoral Rolls. They have approached several politicians from the Opposition parties, demanding their support.
The Shiroda Minorities Cell has also requested a local social worker and Shiroda Congress leader Adv Diya Shetkar for her help in getting their names reinstated. “We have approached a known social worker from the area, Adv Diya Shetkar via a request letter which has been emailed to her and have requested her to take up this issue,” Wendy Rodrigues who is heading the Shiroda Minorities Cell said. Working hand-in-hand with the Shiroda People’s Forum (SPF) which has launched a mass awareness programme in the entire Shiroda constituency to ensure that the 3,000-plus missing and new voters are added to the Revised Electoral Roll 2019 in the grace window period provided by the State Election Commission, the minorities are striving to ensure that all the names which were dropped are reinstated within the time frame provided.
Nearly 25%-30% first-time voters have not yet been enrolled from Shiroda itself, explained Pascal Rodrigues, a resident of Karai Village in Shiroda and co-convenor of the SPF. Speaking to media persons, Rodrigues said that the SPF is not affiliated to any political party. We want both the main political parties in Goa to ensure that voters are enlisted in the voting roll.
Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenço, Curtorim MLA, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, issued a press statement saying the final Revised Electoral Rolls 2019 will be published and released to the public on January 5, 2019. and asked voters to cross check if their names and updated addresses are in the new rolls. He also said that in the interests of all residents of Shiroda, Congress workers and volunteers will be carrying out a drive in Shiroda starting from this week, to help residents who have changed their place of residence or need to update their details in the Revised Electoral Roll. He requested the residents of Shiroda to take note of this and get their details updated.

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