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Congress alleges discrepancies in voters list in Madhya Pradesh

A delegation of Congress leaders handed over a memorandum and "proof" to the poll panel urging it to take steps for ensuring free and fair elections, and to take action against erring officials.

Published: 19th February 2018 10:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2018 10:56 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Congress today complained to the Election Commission alleging discrepancies in the voters list in Madhya Pradesh ahead of February 24 bye-elections to Kolaras and Mungaoli Assembly seats in the state.

A delegation of Congress leaders handed over a memorandum and "proof" to the poll panel urging it to take steps for ensuring free and fair elections, and to take action against erring officials.

The delegation that included senior Congress leaders Mohan Prakash, Randeep Surjewala, RPN Singh and Satyavrat Chaturvedi also alleged misuse of official machinery by the BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh in luring voters.

After the meeting, Surjewala said ahead of bypolls to two assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, "a desperate BJP is murdering democracy" and alleged that there were "massive" discrepancies in the voter list.

He alleged that the chief minister, who was fearing defeat, was resorting to such tactics and urged the poll body to take strict action.

"Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his government are hatching a conspiracy to murder democracy.

They have indulged in massive discrepancies in the voters list, Surjewala alleged.

The Congress leaders also handed over what they claimed was "proof" in this regard in the form a CD to the Election Commission and demanded immediate action from it.

The delegation also alleged that Madhya Pradesh Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia had threatened voters and demanded action against her.

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