Congress fears that names of fake voters will be deleted: Bommai


Team Udayavani, Nov 19, 2022, 6:32 PM IST

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Mangaluru: Congress party is making allegations against the BJP fearing that their fake voters’ names will be deleted, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Saturday.

There is no evidence to prove these allegations, he added.

Replying to questions from reporters in Mangaluru on the Congress’ allegations of “voter data theft”, Bommai reiterated that the revision of the electoral roll is a continual process of the Election Commission. The list is updated every year, including before every election. The government has no role in it, he said.

Reacting to Congress’ demand for a High Court Chief Justice-monitored judicial probe, Bommai said the probe will be carried out by the police department. The accused have been arrested within a day of filing the complaint. Further actions will be initiated, he said.

It may be recalled that the opposition party on Thursday alleged “theft” of voter data in Bengaluru and breach of privacy. An FIR has been registered against NGO ‘Chilume Trust’ and one of its employees.

The Congress alleged that the private agency was granted permission for a house-to-house survey to create awareness among voters on filing online applications and charged it with collecting their personal data by presenting themselves as booth-level officers (BLOs).

In a series of tweets, Siddaramaiah charged the government with betraying people by allegedly “stealing the voter information and illegally collecting their personal data”.

(With PTI inputs)

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