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Youth Congress weeding out bogus names from voters' list

Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 7:59am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

CBD-Belapur: City's youth wing of Congress has threatened to protest against the election commission officer in Belapur if the bogus names are not removed from the voters' list. The outfit claimed that Booth Level Officers (BLO) of the election commission have not done a fair job while surveying voters in the city as the voters' list carries several mistakes.

The outfit also claimed that there are a number of voters who have got their names admitted in their respective villages after shifting from the city while they have not got their names removed from the city voters' list. The party also submitted the copy of voters' list of two places, namely Nerul and Srivardhan in Raigad district, to the election officer of Belapur assembly seat where there are a number of common voters in both the lists.

Vijay Walunj, city president, Indian youth Congress said, "A few registered voters in sector 2 in Nerul shifted to their respective villages long back and got their names registered there. But, their names have not been removed from the city voters' list." He alleged that the BLO has not done the survey work properly which will help political parties to use these names for bogus voting.

Kalpana Jagtap Bhosale, election officer for Belapur assembly seat said, "I have received the complaint and have asked the BLO to check the claim." She added that if anyone's name is found in two places, one the name where they have not been living will be removed. "The process will take about a fortnight to complete," added Bhosale.

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