BJP moves Election Commission against unauthorised deletion of voters' names

A party delegation headed by Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi urged EC to ensure all voters with valid electoral photo identity cards are allowed to vote.

Published: 28th February 2017 06:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2017 08:01 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh polls: Indian voters show their identity card as they wait in a queue to cast their votes.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Indian voters show their identity card as they wait in a queue to cast their votes. (File photo | AP)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday knocked at the door of the Election Commission against the alleged deletion of genuine voters from the electoral rolls in Uttar Pradesh. The saffron outfit sought an enquiry from the poll panel over the allegation.

While claiming that the genuine voters have been removed from the electoral rolls in a bid to benefit the ruling Samajwadi Party, the BJP sought the intervention of the Election Commission to ensure that the people are not deprived of their rights to take part in the election.

Union Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi led a delegation of the BJP leaders, which submitted a memorandum to the EC. The BJP called upon the EC to ensure that voters with valid electoral photo identity cards (EPICs) be allowed to vote in the next and last two phases of the elections.

"The BJP has come across complaints from almost every assembly Constituency about genuine voters having been turned away from polling booths despite showing their valid EPIC cards. They were turned away on the grounds that their names were not in the electoral rolls,” the BJP stated.

 

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