Duplicate Votes in Lakhs – CEO Complains
Andhra Pradesh chief electoral officer (CEO) Gopal Krishna Dwivedi said that there are nearly 30 lakh votes that are common to both the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh electoral rolls.
Dwivedi said that he has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) seeking action on the complaints.
Though elections to the Lok Sabha in Telangana and AP Assembly polls in Andhra are scheduled on the same date (April 11th), political parties expressed their fear that people whose names are registered in both states will vote in both Telangana and AP.
AP has deleted 1.44 lakh votes till now. Earlier, before 2018 Telangana assembly elections, then Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat had said the de-duplication software would be run on electoral rolls of both Telangana and AP.