POLL Body Rejects Allegation On Bogus Voters’ Lists In Madhya Pradesh

The Election Commission  Of India  has  brushed aside  the allegation lodged by Congress  on large-scale discrepancies in the voters’ list of Madhya Pradesh  saying field verifications have revealed that such charges were not backed  by evidence.ECI has intimated 24 Akbar  Road headquartered  the All India Congress Committee  that its accusations were not  backed by  evidence  or based  on documentary  proof. The allegation of large-scale entries of multiple voters in these assembly constituencies is not factual. It said image repetition found was “not related to multiple entries”. The Election Commission told the party that the issue of image repetition was being rectified. After a Congress party’s delegation had approached the poll body on the issue last Sunday, the Commission formed two teams to probe the allegations. The Congress claimed that there were at least 60 lakh bogus voters listed in the state. It also submitted evidence to back its allegation. Election process for the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly is expected to commence in November 2018 to elect 230 –Member Legislative Assembly as its five-year tenure will end on January seven. The northern State is ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party –BJP.Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan led government is seeking fourth consecutive term. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claims the state government has a praiseworthy report card on development of connectivity.”We have provided evidence to the Election Commission that there are approximately 60 lakh fake voters registered in the voting list. These are not merely mistakes. The lists have been deliberately altered at the behest of the BJP government in the state,” Congress leader Kamal Nath said. The EC teams visited Narela, Bhojpur, Seoni-Malwa and Hoshangabad assembly constituencies to probe alleged entries of  bogus voters. Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has  sounded poll bugle for his party .’Congress will waive farm loans within 10 days of forming government,’ he say addressing an event on the first anniversary of six farmers ‘deaths during an agitation in Mandsaur. He promised ‘minimum support price’ for MP’s farmers’ produce and instant cash payments at ‘mandis’. Rahul also criticised the BJP state government and the Narendra Modi government for ignoring the plight of farmers.(Image Courtesy NDTV ).

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