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EC has agreed to revise electoral rolls in M'rashtra: Naik

The EC has agreed to consider revising electoral rolls in Maharashtra after names of several voters were found to be missing from the rolls.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2004 07:23 PM IST

In the wake of furore created by missing of several names from the electoral rolls in Lok Sabha polls in Mumbai, the Election Commission has agreed to consider revising electoral rolls in Maharashtra after the Lok Sabha elections, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Ram Naik said in Mumbai on Friday.

Naik, who contested the Mumbai North constituency, said in a statement that he met Deputy Election Commissioner AN Jha in Mumbai on Friday and discussed the issue of missing of thousands of names from the electoral rolls though they were holding voter's identity cards issued by the Commission.

Naik said the EC has also agreed to provide postal ballots to those on poll duty.

He said nearly 21,000 Government employees worked in 2,149 polling stations and nearly 7,000 police personnel were deployed for maintaining law and order.

"It is ironical that 28,000 employees who facilitated smooth election are deprived of their voting rights", he said and demanded that rules be changed to make obligatory for the Returning Officer to provide postal ballots to all employees.

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