BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has complained to the election commission (EC) that the names of Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal's wife and both his daughters-in-law are listed in the voters' list in Mumbai as well as in Nashik.
Somaiya has alleged in his complaint that this was a well-planned operation by the Nationalist Congress Party, of which Bhujbal is a prominent leader, to rig the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
"The episode when the NCP supremo, Sharad Pawar, asked people to vote twice is well known. On one side, the names of lakhs of voters were deleted and on the other hand the wives of a Cabinet minister, an MLA and a member of Parliament are enrolled in two places. The names of Meena Bhujbal, Visakha Bhujbal and Shefali Bhujbal were found in Nashik as well as Byculla constituencies," the letter stated.
The BJP leader, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from the Mumbai North-East constituency, has not specified what action he expects the EC to take in this matter.
Chhagan Bhujbal, who is the PWD minister, is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Nashik constituency, which was hitherto represented by his son Samir. The second son Pankaj is a member of the state legislative assembly elected from Nandgaon.
A couple of days ago, Somaiya filed a complaint with the Mumbai police seeking action against poll officials over the large number of names missing or deleted from the voters' lists that was discovered during polling on Thursday.
In his complaint lodged with the Mulund police, Somaiya alleged criminal negligence and conspiracy by the officials for the deletion of names of lakhs of genuine voters from the list. He has said that if the police did not register an FIR, he would approach the metropolitan court and the Bombay High Court.