EC asked to check bo­gus NRI vot­ers

Deccan Chronicle - - POLITICS - ATHER MOIN | DC HY­DER­ABAD, OCT. 13

The Ma­jlis Bachao Tehreek has raised the is­sue of im­per­son­ation of NRI voter. Party pres­i­dent Ma­jeedul­lah Khan Farhat said that he had rep­re­sented the mat­ter to the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of In­dia and Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer Ra­jat Sharma, but no mech­a­nism had been evolved to check this. If the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion failed to no­tify NRI vot­ers in the re­vised fi­nal elec­toral list and evolve a fool­proof mech­a­nism to check their im­per­son­ation, the MBT will move the High Court, Mr Khan said.

“Un­less the NRI sta­tus of a voter is men­tioned in the elec­toral list, how can a pre­sid­ing of­fi­cer iden­tify the voter who is liv­ing abroad,” he asked.

He said about 10 per

■ If the EC failed to no­tify NRI vot­ers in the re­vised elec­toral list and evolve a fool­proof mech­a­nism to check their im­per­son­ation, the MBT is plan­ning to move the High Court. cent of vot­ers in al­most all Assem­bly seg­ments in the state were Te­lan­gana NRIs. This was more so in Kar­wan, Malakpet, Charmi­nar, Chan­drayangutta, Ba­hadur­pura and Nam­pally con­stituen­cies which had up to 15,000 NRI votes.

Mr Khan al­leged that in the past the votes of NRIs had been cast through im­per­son­ation, and rigging had been done. The MBT de­manded vide­o­record­ing of the face of ev­ery voter at ev­ery polling booth when they come to cast their votes.

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