Delhi elections: Congress complains to poll panel of bogus voters on rolls

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 24, 2014 05:33 IST

A delegation of leaders from the Congress' Delhi unit on Tuesday met chief election commissioner VS Sampath to complain about a large number of bogus voters in the Capital.

The Congress leaders alleged that there were "more than one lakh fake voters" in just the two assembly constituencies of Vikaspuri and Mundka in West Delhi. They urged the election commissioner to hold re-elections in Delhi without any delay.

"Our party workers recently conducted a door-to-door survey in six Delhi Assembly constituencies and found that there were several people who had 10 to 15 votes each in these constituencies. In Mundka alone, we found around 40,000 bogus votes. We have submitted all evidence during our survey," Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh claimed.

Congress leaders said there were several entries in the electoral rolls with the same photograph. "It can't be a clerical error. We have requested the election commission to probe the matter and register a criminal case against anyone found responsible," a Congress leader said.

"In view of the gravity of irregularities in the voter's list, we demand that poll commission should depute special teams to conduct door-to-door verification and survey along with the representatives of political parties, in each and every constituency to remove and delete all names which are found to be bogus," Singh added.

The Congress delegation included Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh, Congress legislative party leader Haroon Yusuf, Delhi Congress spokesperson Mukesh Sharma, AICC secretary Manish Chatrath and senior leader Naresh Kumar.

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