Bhopal, June 3: Alleging gross irregularities in the voter rolls for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress said that it has submitted ample evidence to the Election Commission that there are approximately 60 Lakh fake voters registered in the voting list.
Madhya Pradesh Congress State President Kamal Nath on Sunday addressed a press conference and said, “We’ve provided evidence to the Election Commission that there are approximately 60 Lakh fake voters registered in the voting list. These names have been deliberately registered in the list,” Congress chief for Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath said.
Congress claimed that the ‘fake names’ have been deliberately registered in the list. Ye prashasanik laparvaahi nahi prashasanik durupyog hai (This is not a systematic error but misuse of the power), Nath alleged.
In the memorandum submitted to Election Commission by the Congress makes five demands:
1) Re-examination of voter list
2) Demand certificate from every returning officer
3) Take action on those who fudged the voter list
4) Take action against officials responsible if mistakes are found the list again
5) Guilty officers must not participate in the electoral process for next 6-10 years
“This has been done by BJP. How is it possible that population increased by 24% in 10 yrs but number of voters increased by 40%? We scrutinised list in all constituencies, 1 voter’s registered in 26 lists, there are similar cases in other places too,” said Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress MP from Madhya Pradesh’s Guna.
This has been done by BJP. How is it possible that population increased by 24% in 10 yrs but number of voters increased by 40%? We scrutinised list in all constituencies, 1 voter's registered in 26 lists, there are similar cases in other places too: Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress pic.twitter.com/ssj37RQMhi
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2018
The Congress also reached out to the Chief Election Commissioner regarding the discrepancies in the voters list, asking the Election Commission to take action against the “duplicate, repeat, multiple, illegal, invalid, false etc. Entries/voters in the electoral rolls of Madhya Pradesh, for assembly elections, 2018.”
In view of past inconsistencies, various teams of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee and independent researchers conducted a comprehensive and detailed scrutiny of the Electoral Rolls published on January 1 this year for most of the assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.
Recently, around 9,000 fake voter identity cards were seized from a Bengaluru flat, Sanjiv Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for Karnataka, said two people have been arrested in connection with the case and there is a possibility of more arrests.