CM continues to attack EC over voter list deletion
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continued its attack on the EC over the alleged deletion of voter names from the list. "Names of 30 lakh voters have been similarly deleted by BJP in Delhi. It seems BJP is doing it all over the country in active collusion wid Election Commission," said the CM after ace badminton player Jwala Gutta alleged that in Telangana her name was also not present in the voter list.
Addressing a gathering in Vikas Puri, CM Kejriwal also alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party is "always against people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar". Dubbed as Purvanchalis, people from eastern UP and Bihar form a sizable chunk of voters in certain parts of Delhi, who play a vital role in electoral politics.
"You will be surprised to know that the BJP has got votes of 15 lakh Purvanchalis deleted across Delhi. I was told by someone that the BJP is getting votes of Muslims, Purvanchalis and Banias deleted at a large scale. Even I did not know this. When I got this claim probed, it was revealed that 15 lakh votes of Purvanchalis, 4 lakh of Banias and 8 lakh of Muslims deleted," CM Kejriwal told people at the event. The chief minister alleged that the BJP has started the same pattern in Delhi as it did to Purvanchalis living in Mumbai and Gujarat where people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are allegedly "beaten up and forced to leave states".