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UP polls: BJP moves EC against 'unauthorised deletion' of voters from electoral rolls

A Party Delegation Headed By Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Submitted A Memorandum To The EC And Urged It To Ensure That All Voters With Valid Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) Are Allowed To Vote In The Next And Last Two Phases Of The Elections.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Feb 2017, 07:46:09 PM
BJP delegation headed by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi submitted a memorandum to the EC

New Delhi:

The BJP alleged that there was unauthorised deletion of valid voters from electoral rolls in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and asked the Election Commission to order an enquiry into the matter.

A party delegation headed by Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi submitted a memorandum to the EC and urged it to ensure that all voters with valid electoral photo identity cards (EPICs) are allowed to vote in the next and last two phases of the elections.

"The BJP has received complaint from almost every assemblyconstituency that holders of valid EPIC cards were turned away(from polling booths) as their names were deleted withoutfollowing the due process laid down by laws and rulesprescribed by the EC," the memorandum said.

The delegation, which included Sudhanshu Trivedi, Balbir Punj, Sambit Patra and Om Pathak, asked the EC to fix responsibility and prosecute the responsible officials. 

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First Published : 28 Feb 2017, 07:28:00 PM