Cong urges EC to convene all party meeting

Hyderabad: The Congress urged the Election Commission to convene a meeting of political parties to discuss the anomalies with regard to deletion of photo similar entries (PSEs) and officials quietly linking Aadhaar cards with voter ID cards though it is not mandatory.

In a letter addressed to Vikas Raj, Chief Electoral Officer, G. Niranjan, PCC senior vice-president who handles Election Commission rules and regulations for the party, pointed out that there were lapses in the final voter list.

“Despite the EC undertaking the process of deletion of PSEs in January, we have found that they exist in the final voters list. We would like to know the reason for this lapse,” he said.

Niranjan urged the CEO to explain the process being adopted for similar entries, as the EC had taken up deletion of PSEs across all Assembly constituencies.

On the issue of linking the Voter ID card with the Aadhaar card, Niranjan said, “The EC in August informed us that the submission of Aadhaar number in all the registration forms including Form-6 is voluntary. But the district election authorities are linking Aadhaar card with the voter ID card without seeking the consent of the voters concerned and without obtaining form 6B.”

“They are doing this by manipulating the Aadhaar data available with them. We request your good-self to direct all the district election authorities to submit the form 6B details to CEO and political parties,” Niranjan said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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