Congress complains about sharp increase in headcount in Rajasthan voters' list

A delegation of Congress leaders, including the party's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, on Tuesday met Election Commission officials and raised issues related to alleged irregularities in the voters' list in the state. 

  • Published 14.08.18
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Congress party leaders Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot, and other leaders coming out after meeting EC officials at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture by Prem Singh

New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI): A delegation of Congress leaders, including the party's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, on Tuesday met Election Commission officials and raised issues related to alleged irregularities in the voters' list in the state. 

C.P. Joshi and Vivek Tankha were among the other leaders who were part of the delegation that met Election Commission officials here.

The Assembly elections in Rajasthan are due early next year. The BJP had won 163 seats of the 200 seats in the 2013 Assembly elections, while Congress won only 21.

Issues such as duplication of voter names, number of voters increasing sharply in the last one year and other irregularities have come to light, a party leader said.

In June, the Congress accused the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh of electoral misconduct by including the names of 60 lakh “fake voters” in the voters' list. It requested the Election Commission to remove all such entries from the electoral rolls of the 230 Assembly constituencies in the state.

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