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Last Updated : Nov 03, 2018 08:42 PM IST | Source: PTI

AAP calls EC 'B Team of BJP'; sticks at claims of deletion of names from voters' list

AAP convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had met Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat and alleged that names of party supporters had been deleted from the voters' list

The ruling AAP in Delhi continued to attack the Election Commission over the reported deletion of names from voters' list, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia terming the poll body as the "B team of BJP."

AAP convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had met Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Friday and alleged that names of party supporters had been deleted from the voters' list.

He had claimed that the poll panel informed him that 10 lakh voters' names were deleted and 13 lakh were added since the last assembly election in Delhi in 2015.

A spokesperson of the Commission, however, said the poll body never confirmed that names of 10 lakh voters were deleted from the list.

"BJP is getting names deleted for the fear of defeat. The Election Commission is working as a 'B team of BJP'," Sisodia said in a press briefing.

He said 24,000 names were deleted from his Patparganj constituency, 27,500 names from Kondli, 14,000 names from Vishwas Nagar, 22,000 names from Laxmi Nagar and 13,000 names from Gandhi Nagar constituency.

"If on an average, 15,000 names were deleted from each of the 70 assembly constituencies, the total would be 10 lakh names," the deputy CM said.

The AAP leader added that most of the names were deleted on the pretext of change in address despite the fact they were living on the same address. He also cited details of nine such voters.
First Published on Nov 3, 2018 08:15 pm
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