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Congress alerts leaders to verify voters’ list

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Aug 23, 2018, 2:33 am IST
Updated : Aug 23, 2018, 2:33 am IST

The EC has ordered a probe into it and sought a detailed report from the district election officer of Tikamgarh.

Kamal Nath
 Kamal Nath

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Congress on Wednesday alerted all the leaders and prospective candidates of the party to verify if they figured in electoral roll in the wake of revelation of deletion of names of an ex-MLA and his family members from the voters’ list.

Names of former Congress MLA Yadvendra Singh Bundela and his family members were deleted “inadvertently” in the recent revision of electoral roll in Tikamgarh district of the state, forcing Mr Bundela to lodge a protest with the Election Commission (EC).

The EC has ordered a probe into it and sought a detailed report from the district election officer of Tikamgarh.

“The booth level officer has been suspended and the data entry operations have been removed in connection with the incident,” sources in chief electoral officer’s office told this newspaper on Wednesday.

The MP Congress president Kamal Nath asked all the party leaders to cross-check the electoral roll to ensure that their names have not been deleted in the revision of electoral roll.

In a related development, Congress claimed to have detected 17,15,119 fake voters in 53 out of total 230 assembly constituencies in the state and declared to move the EC to seeking their removal from electoral roll.

 

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