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SGPC member alleges major discrepancies in voters’ list

Alleging major discrepancies in the revised voters’ lists for the ensuing elections to elect the members of the Shirmonai Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali |
October 28, 2010 3:34:46 am

Alleging major discrepancies in the revised voters’ lists for the ensuing elections to elect the members of the Shirmonai Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC),a local SGPC member Hardeep Singh said the names of thousands of eligible voters for the SGPC elections were found missing in the draft voters’ lists published recently.

In a representation to the Chief Election Commissioner Gurdwaras,Singh demanded extension in the time for filing claims,objections and making necessary rectifications in the electoral rolls. As per present schedule,October 28 was the last date for filing claims and objections.

“Names of hundreds of voters,who submitted the prescribed forms and many of them who specially went to the enrollment centres in persons,are not listed,” said the SGPC member,while citing an example of a Phase 3B2 family,the names of whose all six members were found missing from the rolls.

He said the Block Level Officers did not visited each and every house for enrollments,following a large number of voters kept on waiting to get themselves enrolled but failed as the BLOs did not went to their houses.

“On average,10 to 30 per cent houses have not been mentioned in the voters’ lists. As many as 52 votes of a housing complex in Sector 66 have no mention in the lists on the pretext that the concerned BLO refused to verify the same. The same BLO enrolled merely 38 votes in his area although others made up to 400 votes in their areas,” Singh submitted.

He further said the lists were delivered at the only notified gurdwara of the area on October 14 whereas the date for publication and displaying the lists was October 1. “Only after examining the draft voters’ lists,we came to know about the anomalies. Its not easy to find a vote because its not in proper order. Hundreds of votes are without any house number in the list of Phase 3-A,” he added.

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