HYDERABAD: As many as 13.75 lakh voter names of the total number of 41.01 lakh voters, in Hyderabad district covering 15 Assembly constituencies, would be removed from the electoral rolls. The removal of names will bring down the number of voters by 34 percent.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), which is sifting through the electoral rolls, has identified 13.75 lakh voters who have either shifted, dead, duplicated or belong to ineligible voters category. The purification of electoral rolls would be completed by September 10 following due procedure.
During a meeting with representatives of political parties, GHMC special officer and Hyderabad district election officer, Somesh Kumar urged the leaders to submit their objections and suggestions by September 8 relating to purification of electoral rolls.
Of the 41.01 lakh voters in Hyderabad district covering 15 Assembly constituencies, GHMC has found that as many as 7.57 lakh voters (18.48%) have shifted their residences. Houses of 5.59 lakh voters (13.64 percent) were found locked and the officials couldn’t meet the residents even after three visits. As many as 61,000 voters (1.50 percent) were identified as duplicate voters.
The list of voters whose houses were found locked, where residents have shifted and cases where the names of voters were duplicated have been prepared circle-wise and would be provided to all political parties for their scrutiny. The purification of electoral rolls has to be completed by September 10, as per directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI). GHMC would launch a special awareness campaign for special summary revision of photo electoral roll on October 11 and November 1 before publishing the list of voters in the Hyderabad district.