New Delhi, Nov 7: It is known that Bollywood and now, Hollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra made her way to Mumbai 17 years ago after winning the Miss World crown in 2000. What really keeps everyone surprised is that her name still falls in the electoral rolls prepared for the civic body elections by the administration.
Assistant district election officer, Abhijit Mukherji said in media confrontation "It was a mistake on the part of the block-level officer concerned, who prepared the fresh electoral roll for this election. We will take action against those responsible for this error,"
Meanwhile, Chopra's old neighbors said they were happy to know her name was still on the list and would be writing to her to come and use her franchise.
Saurabh Saxena who is contesting election for councilor's post in Bareilly Municipal Corporation (BMC) from ward 56, where Chopra's house fall said "Each voter is important for me. To get support, I am meeting all of them in my ward and am also trying to approach those who are out of town through social media. As Chopra is one of my prospective voters, I will definitely approach her through Twitter and request her to come and cast her vote. It is not only our constitutional right but also a duty to cast our vote,"
His brother, Rajan Saxena stated that it was in order to prepare for his brother's election that they spotted Chopra's name while going through the electoral rolls. "She was our neighbor here before shifting to Mumbai in 2000. Seeing her name in the voters' list was such a pleasant surprise. Since her family and she shifted to Mumbai, they have frequently visited Bareilly. However, the last time she herself visited was around four years ago," Rajan said.