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AAP, BJP spar as EC warns about ‘misleading calls’


NEW DELHI: The alleged deletion of voters’ names become a political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party and BJP on Saturday after the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi cautioned other folks about “deceptive calls” regarding names lacking from the electoral rolls.

Claiming that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal used to be lying while accusing the CEO of deleting names, particularly from Poorvanchali, Muslims and Bania communities, leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta tweeted: “Don’t lie CM Arvind Kejriwal. Twenty four lakh votes had been deleted in the last 10 years due to loss of life, duplication and self-deletion thru Form 7. Thirty lakh votes had been added throughout this era. It’s a standard procedure (sic).”

Kejriwal hit again, announcing, “Your Election Commission has given us record of 24 lakh votes deleted in four years. The dirty game of BJP has been uncovered early that’s why you are so flustered. Will EC resign if I give you the record of those whose names had been deleted fraudulently? (sic)”

The chief minister additionally mentioned that the CEO “will have to no longer be allowed to turn into agent of any political celebration”.


AAP, in the meantime, maintained it used to be clueless about who used to be phoning voters to tell them their names were deleted. The celebration’s Delhi convener, Gopal Rai, claimed no wisdom about such calls, while any other leader mused that “it could be a BJP conspiracy to malign AAP”.


In an advisory, the electoral place of business cautioned Delhiites to beware “deceptive calls” from other folks offering to restore their deleted names. The observation mentioned that only the electoral registration officer had the authority to add or delete names in the electoral roll. “The Election Commission is taking suitable legal motion one at a time,” a poll officer mentioned. The observation used to be issued an afternoon after BJP went to ECI accusing AAP of making the telephone calls.


Union minister Vijay Goel, who led the BJP delegation to ECI, termed the CEO observation as “a slap in the face of Kejriwal”.


Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari remarked that Kejriwal used to be refusing to simply accept the CEO’s knowledge that Delhi had added 9,88,925 voters as on January 18.


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