Congress Flags 60 Lakh ‘Fake Voters’ In Madhya Pradesh, Probe Ordered
Bhopal : Hundreds of discrepancies in the voters’ list of Madhya Pradesh will have to be weeded out ahead of the assembly elections in the state that will be held later this year. Strict orders to investigate the issue and put it right were issued by the state Election Commission after the state’s opposition Congress submitted a complaint with a list of 60 lakh fake voters.
The Commission has formed four teams and tasked them with an extensive investigation that will take into account the errors made and corrective actions taken through door-to-door verification. The teams have also been asked to fix responsibility in case of deliberate mistakes, suggest corrective action and keep the Deputy Election Commissioner in the loop.
The teams will start investigation from Monday and submit their report within four days.
State Congress chief Kamal Nath said the party has submitted to the commission what he called "evidence" of approximately 60 lakh fake voters registered in the voting list. Labelling it a case of "administrative misuse", Mr Nath said the names had been "deliberately registered in the list".
Senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia accused the ruling BJP of engineering the issue. "How is it possible that population increased by 24 per cent in 10 years but the number of voters increased by 40 percent? We scrutinized the list in all constituencies, one voter is registered in 26 lists, there are similar cases in other places too," he said.