Accusing ruling DMK of deleting names of 25,000 voters of Pennagaram assembly constituency going for by-elections soon, leaders of eight political parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday approached the Election Commission demanding action against officials allegedly involved in it.
They demanded that the electoral rolls be finalised only after considering the cases of these 25,000 voters.
"We will forward the names of the voters to the EC within a week," general secretary of All India Forward Block P Kathiravan told reporters after making a representation to Deputy Election Commissioner JP Prakash.
He said the "names were taken away deliberately at the behest of ruling DMK and names of outsiders favouring the party was included".
Kathiravan said they have requested the Commission to conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident and initiate action against those officials responsible for the deletion.
Other than the AIFB, representatives of Indian National League, JD-S (Tamil Nadu), Christian Munnetra Kazhagam and Tamil Maanila Muslim League were part of the delegation.