Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Home News Reports More than 1 lakh 'bogus' voters dropped from Delhi's draft electoral roll

More than 1 lakh ‘bogus’ voters dropped from Delhi’s draft electoral roll

More than 1 lakh names of voters have been dropped as compared to 2017 electoral roll in Delhi. According to a report in DNA, the draft electoral roll, which is available from today, has around 1 lakh 41 thousand names dropped off from the electoral roll of 2017.

The report says, as per data provided by the Chief Election Commissioner of Delhi, the number of male voters is reduced from 76,14,359 in 2017 roll to 75,20,824 in the current draft roll. Likewise, the number of female voters has been reduced from 61,42,143 in 2017 to 60,94,115 in the current roll. The total number of voters dropped since 2017 electoral roll stands at the total of 1,41,766. The election commission has reportedly stated that the drop in the numbers is due to the scrutiny and removal of bogus voters from the electoral roll.

The draft roll has been made available for the public since today. The election commission will take claims and objections regarding inclusion/deletion in the electoral roll till 31st October. The draft roll has been prepared to keep the upcoming general as well as Assembly elections in view. The exercise is a part of the special summary revision for 2019 and its primary objective was to include young voters who would be eligible to vote for the first time in 2019. The draft roll also aims to provide voters with the opportunity to update and correct their particulars and remove the bogus voters’ names to avoid proxy votings.

There has been a long-standing complaint of a large number of bogus voters being present in Delhi’s electoral roll. Several political parties including the BJP and AAP have alleged in the past that there are lakhs of bogus voters in Delhi’s electoral roll. in 2013, the Delhi Election Commission had admitted to a large voter scam and had removed over 12 lakh bogus voters from its electoral roll. At that time it was almost 10% of the total voter population in the national capital. In 2015, the AAP had claimed that there are over 3 lakh bogus voters still registered in Delhi. AAP’s claim was after BJP had alleged that AAP leader Manish Sisodiya had won the assembly election in Pratapganj constituency because of bogus voting. A random comparison of the names and details in the constituency had reportedly revealed that at least 40 bogus voters had voted in each polling booth. The BJP had claimed that there are 15000 to 18000 bogus voters in Pratapganj constituency alone.

Earlier this year, the Congress had claimed that there are thousands of fake voters listed in Madhya Pradesh but the MP election commission had refuted the claim after conducting field verifications. The chief election commissioner in MP had stated that there are no fake or bogus voters listed in the state.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Pakistani actress Veena Malik’s justifies genocide of Jews as Israel-Palestine conflict escalates

Veena Malik's Twitter account has been withheld in India owing to a legal demand.

‘UP going the last mile to stop COVID-19,’ WHO lauds Yogi Govt’s efforts to tackle spread: Here is what the UP Govt is doing...

Efforts of Yogi Govt to tackle the Coronavirus surge gets acclamation from the World health organisation (WHO).

After oxygen, AAP govt plays politics over availability of COVID vaccines: Here is how they are wrong

The AAP Govt has begun diverting attention from its poor vaccination efforts by shifting the goalposts

Samajwadi Party’s Covid politics: Why they want to derail the vaccination drive in Uttar Pradesh

Akhilesh Yadav sent a very irresponsible message to his followers, that this is 'BJP’s vaccine' and 'I will not take this vaccine'.

Mumbai: Woman gets vaccination certificate without getting a jab, BJP demands audit

Hinting at a scam, Mulund MLA Mihir Kotecha has demanded an audit of every vaccine given to Mumbaikars suspecting there could be more cases like hers.

Enforcement Directorate books Anil Deshmukh under anti-money laundering law, to probe financial dealings: Details

The case by ED against Anil Deshmukh was made out based on the details of the corruption case filed by the CBI on April 24.

Recently Popular

Israel spy agency Mossad’s parody account pokes fun at Bollywood entertainer Swara Bhasker over her ‘#FreePalestine’ campaign

Swara Bhasker had posted a tweet calling Israel apartheid and terrorist state following the clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

As Netizens trend #ArrestMunmunDutta, the actor apologises, says she was misinformed and did not intend to use casteist slur: Details

Actor Munmun Dutta, most famously known for playing the character of 'Babita Ji in 'Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chasmah', today posted a statement on Twitter, apologising

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar believes he committed a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the CM of Maharashtra: Report

A report published in Marathi daily Tarun Bharat said that Sharad Pawar conveyed to Sanjay Raut that he made a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the chief minister of Maharashtra.

BMC chief explains why it is not the Modi govt but the states that need to be blamed for the oxygen crisis

BMC chief said that mismanagement of states is responsible for the oxygen crisis and increased number of SOS calls

Cartoonist gets Twitter notice for a caricature of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: Details

The cartoonist took to Twitter to share the copy of the notice he received from the legal department of the microblogging website.

Iran: 20 year old youth Alireza Fazeli Monfared beheaded by half brother, cousins for being gay

Alireza Fazeli Monfared, a 20 year old Iranian youth, was murdered by his brother and cousins due to his sexual orientation.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us