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Action on Gambhir only after receiving the complaint: Delhi CEO

PTI
Published Apr 29, 2019, 4:42 pm IST
Updated Apr 29, 2019, 4:42 pm IST
AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi Marlena has moved to court against Gambhir alleging that he has names in two
Gambhir, however, has rejected the allegation, saying he possesses only one voter identity card.
 Gambhir, however, has rejected the allegation, saying he possesses only one voter identity card.

New Delhi: Delhi's Chief Electoral Office said any action against BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir for allegedly possessing two voter identity cards can only be taken if the poll authorities receive a complaint in this regard.

The Aam Aadmi Party's East Delhi candidate Atishi Marlena has movoter lists.ved to court against the cricketer-turned-politician alleging that he had enrolled as a voter in Rajender Nagar and Karol Bagh Assembly segments in violation of the Representation of the People Act.

 

"We have come to know through media reports that Gambhir is registered as a voter at more than one place in Delhi. We have not received any complaint in this regard yet. Once we receive a complaint, we will initiate an inquiry and suitable

Asked if the authorities failed to detect duplicate entries in Gambhir's case, an official said, "The process of deleting duplicate entries is carried out through a software. The poll panel cannot be blamed if the software fails to detect such anomalies."

Gambhir, however, has rejected the allegation, saying he possesses only one voter identity card. "I have only one voter ID card from Rajender Nagar. I used to live with my maternal grandparents as a child at Ramjas Road (in Karol Bagh), but I never voted from or applied for any voter identity card from there," he had said.

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