BJP’s Kharkhauda candidate Kuldeep Kakran and Congress candidate Jaivir Valmiki have landed in a soup after they were found to be dual voters in different assembly constituencies during a probe by the returning officer.
Pawan Kumar, an independent candidate, had lodged a complaint with returning officer Rajeev Ahlawat on October 1 that the two candidates and their wives were dual voters.
Ahlawat told HT that during a probe they had found that both the candidates were dual voters, so they had written to the district election officer, Sonepat, to take action against them.
According to the complaint, Kakran is a registered voter at Samar Gopalpur village in Rohtak, vide booth no. 119, house no. 736, vote no.792, and at Kharkhauda assembly constituency at booth no. 1285. His wife Anita is a dual voter at Samar Gopalpur village and at Kharkhauda.
Similarly, Valmiki is a voter at Kharkhauda at ward no. 9, vote no. 434/YTJ 0164985 and his wife Poonam is registered voter no. 428/YTJ 0165977. The two are also registered voters at Katura village of Sonepat district as voter numbers 343/HR/04/38/0414329 and 342/HR/04/38/0414330.
Advocate Deepal Miglani said that according to the Representation of The People Act, “No person shall be permitted to register in electoral rolls in more than one constituency and no person is permitted to register more than once in one constituency.”
Miglani said the guilty could be punished with a fine and a one-year imprisonment or both.