Alleging that more than 3 lakh voters in the capital had more than one voter ID card, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday approached the Election Commission and urged the body to check the electoral rolls for any discrepancies.
Submitting data about 3,96,914 “suspected cases” of bogus voters, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, in a letter to the Election Commission, said, “We request that the list of names added and deleted be put on the website on a daily basis so that we can also get it physically verified and get back to you in time.”
Raising concerns about the conduct of upcoming Assembly polls, the party chief said, “The most important question is — is free and fair election possible with such large scale discrepancies in voters’lists? We urge the Election Commission to thoroughly correct the voters’ lists before announcing elections.”
“We have compared the name, father’s/husband’s name and age. These three fields match in all these cases. Then we compared photos in some cases at random. We discovered that the photos also match in a number of cases,” he said.
The party compared the voters’ list to those of neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. AAP said while details of 14,71,025 voters in Delhi matched with those in Haryana, 12,53,779 voters’ details matched with those in UP.
“We all know that just before the election, people from neighbouring states are brought here to cast votes,” he told reporters.
Kejriwal also alleged that EC officials were involved in the deletion of names from the list. “Names of a number of genuine voters have been deleted by officials in the last month…We demand that action be taken against the officials who did it… all such names should be restored,” Kejriwal said in the letter.
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