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AAP may move court over mass voter deletion

AAP may move court over mass voter deletion

NEW DELHI: The Aam Admi Party would chase the issue of voter deletion in Delhi and it would be open to moving courts over the issue if the election commission does not make satisfactory progress on the matter, asserted the sources in the party. "We have submitted all the documents to the election commission and also met the chief election commissioner. They should work accordingly and if we see that no productive outcome then we would have no option but moving court," said a leader.

The AAP on Monday also raised the issue of alleged mass deletion of votes in many states and demanded paper ballots in place of voting through EVMs at the all-party meeting convened ahead of the Winter session of Parliament. Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh voiced concern over the reports of mass deletion of votes in states, including Delhi, where he claimed "huge" number of votes of Purvanchali and Bania communities were removed from the electoral rolls. "Lakhs of votes of Bania and Purvanchali people have been deleted in Delhi. Such deletions have also been reported from other states. Were these illegal Bangladeshis who were removed from the voters' list?" he questioned.

Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the state BJP of having a role in the alleged "deletion of 30 lakh voters" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP said the Delhi CM was "misleading the public with false information". The allegation comes a day after Kejriwal indulged in a Twitter spat with some BJP leaders over alleged deletion of 4 lakh voters from traders' community from electoral rolls.

"You are lucky we found the list of 30 lakh voters whose names have been deleted before the elections. People in Telangana found on the day of elections on Saturday that 21 lakh names were missing," CM Kejriwal said.

Sayantan Ghosh

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