- While Kohli wanted to vote from Mumbai, he was late in completing the online processThe last day to apply for voters, who did not have voting card or names in the voting list, was March 30. However, Kohli could not apply for the same before the deadline
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to top leaders from various fields to urge them to vote. One of them was Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli.
However, it seems that Virat Kohli will not be able to cast his vote for the current Lok Sabha general elections of 2019. Kohli wanted to vote from Mumbai, where his wife Anushka Sharma also votes.
While he applied to vote through online procedure, it was too late for Virat Kohli to apply through the online process.
The last day to apply for voters, who did not have voting card or names in the voting list, was March 30. But Kohli could not apply for the same before the deadline.
A very senior officer from election commission office, said, “The application of Virat Kohli has been received. However, we have kept it on pending. He won’t be able to vote for current Lok Sabha elections because it is too late. Therefore we have put his application on hold, his application will be considered for the next elections.”
“Virat wanted to enroll his name in the voting list from his Worli resident of Mumbai,” the officer added.
Eaven Virat Kohli’s team tried to get his name registered in the voting list but in vain.
Another senior officer from Election Commission office, said, “His team made several calls and tried a lot to get his name registered in the voting list. However, we made them understand that they have already missed the deadline.
Virat Kohli’s desperation is also understood because Prime Minister Narendra Modi had himself reached out to Kohli and many other sports personalities vote.