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Bogus votes: BJP leaders meet chief electoral officer

A three-member delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) submitted a memorandum to state chief electoral officer Shrikant Walgad, alleging that several fake votes were being cast in Haryana, here on Tuesday.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2013 06:29 PM IST

A three-member delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) submitted a memorandum to state chief electoral officer Shrikant Walgad, alleging that several fake votes were being cast in Haryana, here on Tuesday.

Led by leader of the BJP legislative party, Anil Vij, the panel, which comprised former party president Ratan Lal Kataria and party spokesperson Vir Kumar Yadav, alleged that the ruling Congress was getting bogus votes cast in view of the upcoming assembly elections.

Vij told Hindustan Times that there were glaring instances in several cities where votes had been cast in the names of persons shown living in plots whereas no such houses existed in reality. The party demanded immediate cancellation of such votes, else, the BJP leaders held the party would be compelled to launch a stir against "such an undemocratic technique of the Congress".

Walgad told the delegation that while the matter was being probed, the BJP could also get the same checked at the booth level in the draft rolls of the summary revision which was scheduled to be out in about two months' time.

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