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Over 1 lakh duplicate voters deleted from Jaipur electoral list

The process of identifying duplicate voters will continue till September 20 and the right figure will be known after the process is over, said official sources.

rajasthan elections 2018 Updated: Sep 16, 2018 11:18 IST
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Women wait to cast their vote. A total of 1,05,299 duplicate/fake voters appeared in Jaipur’s electoral rolls and all these have been deleted, said district collector Siddharth Mahajan on Saturday.(AP File Photo)

A total of 1,05,299 duplicate/fake voters appeared in Jaipur’s electoral rolls and all these have been deleted, said district collector Siddharth Mahajan on Saturday.

Congress had recently complained to the Election Commission demanding a probe into duplicate voters.

The state election department identified the duplicate names with the help of a software, sources said.

The software once installed starts recognising faces and names which are similar. It identifies 20 such people in a group which was highlighted in the Congress list. After reviewing its status, these were removed from electoral list, souces said.

The process of identifying duplicate voters will continue till September 20 and the right figure will be known after the process is over, said official sources.

Meanwhile, the duplicate/fake voter figure is 24,197 in Ajmer, 24,053 in Alwar, 32,886 in Banswara, 13,211 in Bara and 128 in Barmer. These names have also been deleted, said sources.

Mahajan informed that names of 1,05,299 names have been removed from voters list in 19 assembly constituencies in Jaipur while the process is on to resolve the objections received in the matter.

Meanwhile, chief election commissioner Om Prakash Rawat and election commissioners, Sunil Arora and Ashok Lawasa, are making a two-day tour to Rajasthan on September 17-18 to monitor the preparations in the state for the forthcoming Assembly elections, said chief electoral officer Anand Kumar.

Assembly polls in the state are due later this year.

First Published: Sep 16, 2018 11:17 IST