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AAP govt hid EC report on voters’ list: BJP

NEW DELHI: Leader of the opposition Vijender Gupta on Wednesday claimed that the AAP executive has been mendacity on the deletion of names of electorate in the city. He additionally accused the government of hiding the Election Commission file on deletion of electorate.
In the final assembly session, the AAP executive had passed a solution seeking a reaction from EC on deletion of electorate’ names. AAP had maintained that the list of 24 lakh deleted electorate used to be post on the Election Commission web page, however it used to be taken down once they raised the subject.

“The EC sent the file in December, but the AAP executive didn’t desk the file as it didn’t suit it. The EC file discussed that names of simplest 10 lakh electorate had been deleted in the final four years, while the AAP executive has been claiming that the number is 30 lakh,” Gupta said.

When Gupta sent an RTI query about deletion of names from the electorate’ list from 2015 to 2018, he used to be given a written answer by way of EC that 11,54,332 names were deleted and 18,44,711 were added. “This shows that 6,90,379 names were added all over those four years. It has uncovered the lie and propaganda of leader minister Arvind Kejriwal who had recently claiming that 24 lakh names were deleted from the electorate’ list,” said Gupta.

As a heated dialogue took place over this issue, the opposition legislators walked out, however not ahead of accusing the government of “concealing from the House the important letter of the EC and not submitting the file on the solution followed by way of the assembly inside the stipulated period of 3 months, which expired on Wednesday.”

“We have sought motion for breach of privilege against election minister Imran Hussain below the related regulations for concealing the information and failure to post the file in time,” Gupta said.

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj, alternatively, maintained that names of 24 lakh electorate were deleted from the electorate’ list. “When we met the manager election commissioner and raised the subject, we didn’t get an answer,” he added.

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