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AAP delegation to meet Election Commission today

EC asks Delhi Police to take ‘necessary action’ against people making "misleading" phone calls about electoral rolls in the capital

AAP delegation to meet Election Commission today

NEW DELHI: Days after Delhi Election Commission issued advisory over the calls to voters on name deletion, AAP leaders to meet the commissioner about the matter on Wednesday. AAP leader Atishi, Raghav Chadha and Saurabh Bharadwaj would be the leaders who are going to meet the EC.

"Is it not true that names of over 22 lakh voters were missing from the voter list during the recently concluded elections in Telangana? Didn't the senior most official of State Election Commission of Telangana publicly acknowledge the mass wrongful deletions from the voter list and issue an apology for the same? Can the Election Commission deny that such a grave electoral offence was committed which completely destroyed the sanctity and integrity of the democratic process of conducting elections," said AAP leader Raghav Chandha in a statement earlier.

He also said that the AAP unearthed the mass voter deletion fraud and exposed the BJP's dirty trick of getting more 30 lakh voters have been deleted from voter list.

"When Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwial received multiple complaints from voters that their names were missing from the voter list, he ordered a preliminary enquiry and it was discovered that a large scale operation for fraudulent deletion of voters from Delhi's electoral roll was underway," said Chadha.

On Sunday, the Election Commission asked Delhi Police to take "necessary action" against people making "misleading" phone calls about electoral rolls in the capital.

A BJP delegation had met the Chief Election Commissioner and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been making such phone calls. On Saturday, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer had cautioned people about calls claiming that their names had been deleted from the electoral rolls.

The officer had made it clear that only the electoral registration officer can add or remove names from the rolls.

Meanwhile, on Monday 11-memeber delegation team of Delhi Pradesh Congress also met the Chief Election Commissioner on the matter.

"The Congress delegation brought to the notice of the Chief Electoral Officer that the Aam Aadmi Party, in the name of CM Arvind Kejriwal, has been contacting innocent voters through mobile phones, whose names are already in the final voters' list, and propagating that though their names have been struck down from the voters' list, the AAP party is getting it restored, and as such they should vote for the AAP party during elections," noted the Congress in a statement.

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