Chennithala’s mother has double votes; blames authorities for lapses
Alappuzha: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala’s mother Devaki Amma is found to have double votes. Devaki Amma’s name is registered in Haripad. Reacting to this, Ramesh Chennithala blamed the officials and said their lapses would have led to this inconsistency.
The votes of Chennithala and his family members are registered in their native place Thripperumthura Grama Panchayat till last time. But for the 2021 assembly election, Chennithala and his family members, including his mother, shifted their votes to Haripad camp office address.
When Chennithala had transferred the votes to the new place, he had requested the election officials to cancel the vote of Devaki Amma from the Thripperumthura panchayat of Chengannur constituency. But the name of Chennithala’s mother was not removed from the voters list. Hence her name figured in two constituencies.