Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder said on Sunday that the votes of Congress supporters were being deleted from electoral lists in all the four cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala going to the municipal corporation polls on June 10.
In a statement issued here, Amarinder said he had been receiving scores of complaints from party contestants that wherever the Akalis felt that the Congress was getting stronger, they got the votes of Congress supporters deleted.
"The Akalis, knowing well that they will be losing all the four municipal corporation elections, are now trying to win these elections by other means, which we won't allow at any cost," he said.
He asked election officials not to play in the hands of the ruling Akalis and perform their duties in a fair and impartial manner.
"Let me make it clear to all those officials who are being partisan that we will ensure that law catches up with them and they account for their acts of omission and commission," he warned.
Questioning officials of the state election commission, Amarinder said he had received reports from the district Congress presidents of the four cities that election officials were hostile towards the Congress candidates.
In Ludhiana alone, he said, hundreds of votes of Congress supporters were missing from voter lists. Similarly, he said, in some cases where the votes of the candidates had to be transferred from one ward to another, election officials were not cooperating.
The PPCC president said that the candidates were provided with the voter lists only on Saturday, obviously with the motive that they are not able to get the necessary corrections made, if needed. "And there are hundreds of objections which need to be corrected", he added.