K'taka:Poojary asks CEC to report on bogus voters

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Bangalore, Mar 15: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary today demanded Central Election Commission to come out with explanation on huge number of bogus voters detected in the Electoral rolls in Karnataka and persons responsible for it. Addressing newspersons here, Mr Poojary said that after publication of the final electoral list names of over 52 lakh voters have been removed after revision and but how these names got included earlier was not explained.

Stating that the Election Commission owes moral responsibility to explain to the public how such a large number of bogus voters names were allowed to be included and removed only after Congress party lodged protest on the issue.

Charging that credibility of the Election Commission, which has claimed that it had completed the Delimitation Process within record time, was eroded, "The Commission seems to have came under severe pressure from those parties which were demanding early elections to Karantaka assembly" Mr Poojary said.

Stating that Congress was ready to face election any time, Mr Poojary claimed that Congress has earned more popularity after presentation of farmer oriented Central and Railway Budget for 2008-09 in the Parliament and the people will bring back Congress into power in the State in the next election.

Replying to questions, Mr Poojary said that coming elections in Karnataka will be fought under common leadership and it was the party policy that no leader will be projected as Chief Ministerial candidate.

On return of former Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna to state politics, Mr Poojary said that it will help to boost the party's prospect in the coming elections.

UNI

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