Congress claims BJP duplicated voter entries in Madhya Pradesh, submits ‘evidence’ to EC

03 June 2018, 07:34 PM
Congress claims BJP duplicated voter entries in Madhya Pradesh (Photo: Twitter/Jyotiraditya Scindia)
Congress claims BJP duplicated voter entries in Madhya Pradesh (Photo: Twitter/Jyotiraditya Scindia)

The Congress on Sunday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh of deliberately duplicating voter entries.

Madhya Pradesh State Congress Committee president Kamal Nath claimed that the BJP indulged in electoral misconduct ahead of Assembly polls in the state and included the names of 60 lakh “fake voters” in the voters’ list.

Kamalnath said that they have also submitted ‘evidence’ to the Election Commission (EC) and requested it to remove all such entries from the electoral rolls of the 230 Assembly constituencies in the state.

“We have provided evidence to the Election Commission that there are approximately 60 lakh fake voters registered in the voting list,” Kamal Nath said in a press conference after meeting the commission.

The Chhindwara MP claimed that the Congress conducted its own inquiry and found out that one voter was enlisted in different constituencies with the same name and address.

A delegation of the party, led by Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, met EC officials today and alleged that the BJP government in the state had included the names of 60 lakh fake voters in the electoral roll.

“We have given proof to the EC as regards how one voter has been enlisted in different constituencies with the same name, address and father’s name. This cannot be any mistake, it has been done deliberately by the present Madhya Pradesh government,” the Congress leader said.

Nath also questioned the 40-per cent rise in the number of voters even as the population in the BJP-ruled state rose by only 24-per cent in the last ten years.

The Congress has demanded the EC to remove the names of fake voters and prepare a new list of voters. The Commission said that it will release a new list of voters by the end of July.

First Published: Sunday, June 03, 2018 07:16 PM
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