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Congress alleges irregularities in Delhi electoral rolls

The letter cites examples from three constituencies in Northwest Delhi and West Delhi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
December 20, 2014 4:28:35 am

The Congress petitioned the Election Commission of India, alleging that “bogus” and “fake” names were present on the voters list of “almost all” constituencies in Delhi.

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, AICC legal department secretary K C Mitta said, “It has been brought to our notice that in almost all the constituencies in Delhi/New Delhi, major irregularities exist, so much so that a large number of voters having same name and same parentage, (father’s name) have been included in the electoral roll.”

The letter cites examples from three constituencies — Mundka and Rithala in Northwest Delhi and Vikaspuri in West Delhi.

In Mundka, 16.84 per cent of voters were found to be “fake” — of 2.5 lakh approximate voters, 37,387 were found to have a name identical to their fathers and 3,753 voters had used the same image repeatedly.

In Vikaspuri, 31 per cent of voters were found to have the same name as their father, while in Rithala the figure was 11.84 per cent.

The party has sought an appointment from the poll panel to raise this issue on December 22 when a delegation of Congress leaders plans to meet poll panel officials.

The draft electoral roll for Delhi was published on October 15 and the summary revision is underway.

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