17 lakh fake voters in list of MP’s 53 Assembly segments, claims Cong

Bhopal: Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh alleged here on Tuesday that over 17 lakh fake voters were found during a scrutiny of electoral rolls across 53 assembly constituencies in the state.

The state Congress also submitted a memorandum to Election Commission, urging it to remove the names of these voters from electoral rolls.

Chairperson of media cell of MP Congress, Shobha Ojha, while talking to journalists, claimed that a scrutiny by a private agency hired by the party, found 17.15 lakh duplicate and fake voters.

CD with names submitted

“In the memorandum submitted to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), the state Congress urged him to remove these names. We have also submitted a CD comprising these fake names,” she said.

Final publication of the electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled on September 27. People can submit their objections and suggestions about the voters’ list till August 31.

Elections to the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly are scheduled to be held by the end of this year. Earlier, Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath and chairman of state Congress election campaign committee, Jyotiraditya Scindia, had lodged a complaint with Election Commission of India (ECI) and claimed that there were about 60 lakh fake voters in Madhya Pradesh.

Many more complaints

Following this, ECI had formed a probe panel. However, the probe panel later turned down claims of Congress saying it had no merit.

About a fortnight ago, Congress lodged a complaint on bogus voters. On Monday, they met CEO, claiming block level officers were involved in irregularities.