Cong demands probe into faulty voters' list

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Bhopal, May 12 (UNI) Alleging widespread irregularities in electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh, main Opposition Congress today urged Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J S Mathur to constitute a committee to probe the matter and take stern action against guilty officers.

A delegation led by Madhya Pradesh Congress Comittee (MPCC) President Suresh Pachouri handed over a memorandum to the CEO, stating that the electoral rolls, which were made in view of the next Assembly elections, had enormous faults.

Flaunting the data regarding the deleted names of thousands of voters from the rolls in Hoshangabad, Narsinghpur, Ujjain and Nagda, Mr Pachouri said without any basis, government officials deleted many names.

He requested the CEO to hold special camps at every polling booth to correct the rolls and issue voter identity cards besides addition of deleted names. He also demanded two months' time for this endeavour.

''The credibility of voter identity cards has vanished due to large scale errors in names, ages and address of the people'', he said.

Leader of Opposition in state Assembly Jamuna Devi was also in the delegation.

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