Congress urge EC to take steps to correct faulty Electoral rolls

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Bangalore, Jan 4(UNI) Citing glaring discrepancies in the electoral rolls in many parts of Karnataka the Congress today urged Election Commission to order for revision and set right the anomalies before the mid-term elections likely to be held later this year.

Addressing newspersons here Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Mallikarjuna Kharge said that due to serious lapses in the enumeration of voters list by the officials discrepancies had surfaced in the latest electoral list.

Citing an example he said the total population of Humnabad town in Bidar district was at 36,000, including that of children of about 9000. However the number of voters found in the electoral list was over 30,000. There were similar complaints in Bhagalkot, Bijapur and Gulbarga districts and Elections Commission should take note of this serious nature of lapses and take immediate measures to correct it, he urged.

Similarly in Shahapur town in Gulbarga district, there were several homes which had 90 to 100 voters names. "If it is not corrected it would hamper the political prospects of candidates," he said.

Mr Kharge said KPCC would send a letter on this effect to the CEC and Karnataka governor appealing to rectify the erroneous electoral list.

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