Plea to reopen electoral roll case

DMK organisational secretary R S Bharathi has moved the Madras High Court again with a plea to reopen the case relating to RK Nagar by-election.

Published: 07th December 2017 02:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 09:48 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: DMK organisational secretary R S Bharathi has moved the Madras High Court again with a plea to reopen the case relating to RK Nagar by-election.

Petitioner’s senior counsel P Wilson made a mention before the first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar on Tuesday. The bench agreed to post the matter before another bench for hearing on Thursday.

According to Wilson, when Bharathi’s PIL to ‘purify’ the electoral rolls came up before the Bench on November 21 last, Election Commission (EC) submitted that as many as 45,819 voters names, who had died, shifted and double entries, had been deleted, as the complaint made by the petitioner was found to be substantially correct.

Recording this, the bench had disposed of the PIL as infructuous. It was also recorded that the deletion list would be uploaded in EC’s website, the very next day. However, after verification of the list, it was found that still about 5,000 voters’ names had to be deleted, which were in the petitioner’s original list submitted to EC on October 23 last.

The petitioner said that the statement made by EC before the court was virtually untrue, for which the officials shall be dealt with as per law. In fact, on seeing the list published by EC, the petitioner made further representation along with proof of non-deletion of 5,000 voters. Even after the same, no action was taken.  Hence, the present petition.

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