EC Looking Into Bogus Voters of Andhra Pradesh
Election commission of India (ECI) is looking on with the allegations stating that 59 lakh voters of the total 3.7 crore voters in Andhra Pradesh are suspicious voters and that at least 20 lakh people have voted both in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The alleged number of suspicious voters in AP accounts for 16 percent of the total number.
A team of 10 members headed by former deputy election commissioner Vinod Zushti was in the state from February 20 to conduct an audit of electoral rolls to find out the discrepancies. The check got importance as AP High court asked ECI to explain the irregularities in the voter's list following public interest litigation(PIL) filed by advocate Ponnavaolu Sudhakar Reddy.
AP Opposition leader YS Jagan met the Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi and had alleged that the TDP government is manipulating the electoral rolls. He informed that in September 2018 duplicate votes list was 52 lakh which now raised to 59 lakh.
AP chief electoral officer (CEO) Gopalakrishna Dwivedi said that in order to conduct elections in a transparent manner, all demographically similar votes will be deleted after a thorough process. Three inspection teams have been formed to carry out the task.