India’s first voter approaches EC,complains against using his name in BJP campaign
GUWAHATI: Shyam Saran Negi- India’s first voter from Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district- has moved the Election Commission after a BJP leader used his picture and name in a social media campaign without seeking his consent ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In the social media campaign, the BJP leader Pushparaj added the prefix ‘Chowkidar’ to Negi’s name for seeking votes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Following this, 102-year-old Negi submitted a written complaint to the Kinnaur deputy commissioner. He told the authorities that he had not contested to the party using his name for their campaigning. He said that he had only allowed the officials to use his photograph to create awareness among voters.
On the other hand, the BJP leader has apologised to Negi for using his photograph and also submitted a written apology to the election department.
Shyam Saran Negi