The Congress has alleged that large numbers of duplicate voters were found in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh.
The Congress party’s allegations about irregularities in the voters’ lists in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are “false and misleading”, the Election Commission of India told the Supreme Court today.
Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot had alleged duplication of voters in the lists in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where Assembly elections are due later this year. To ensure free and fair polls, the two leaders had approached the top court, which then directed the Election Commission (EC) to respond to the allegations.
“The Election Commission has taken all steps to verify the voters’ list. The Congress’s allegations are false, incorrect and misleading. Their petition must be dismissed,” the commission said.
During the hearing last month, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot, claimed that Mr Nath had conducted a survey on his own cost in Madhya Pradesh and found that there were over 60 lakh duplicate voters in the voters’ list.
He added that large numbers of duplicate voters were found in Rajasthan as well.
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