Bogus voter registration in assembly segments in Mah: Somaiya

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Mumbai, Sep 8 (UNI) Maharashtra BJP vice-president Kirit Somaiya today alleged that the Congress and NCP workers were indulging in registration of bogus voters all over the state.

Speaking to reporters at the BJP office, Somaiya said Bangladeshis are being registered in voter's list and this should be stopped.

According to Mr Somaiya in 288 Assembly segments in Maharashtra 25,13,607 applications (Form No 6) for new voter enrolment have been received. More than 200 Assembly constituencies have received 2,000 to 6,000 applications. At the same time, around 20 Assembly segments have received abnormal applications for new voter enrolment, charged the BJP leader.

It is shocking that in Pune district, while Maval (Talegaon) Vidhan Sabha has received 4362 applications, the adjacent Chinchwad Assembly has received 38,089 applications and Pimpri has received 54,561 applications.

In Thane district, new assembly constituencies of Airoli and Belapur have received 42,768 and 34,003 applications respectively.

In Mumbai, three assembly segments have received more than 16,000 applications each, 200 per cent of the average of Maharashtra. All are Bangladeshis, he claimed.

The BJP has made representation to the Election Commission and also Chief Election Officer, Maharashtra in this regard.

Dr Kirit Somaiya demanded that Form No 6 be thoroughly checked and verified by visiting houses of the applicants and checking the original documents.

The Election Commission should take necessary steps to remove all bogus applications and have healthy electoral rolls, he said.

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