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Application to delete Jagan's name from voter list

IANS  |  Amaravati 

The election authorities in have received an for deletion of Congress Party (YSRCP) Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's name from the voter list.

An unidentified person submitted the application on behalf of Jaganmohan Reddy to delete his vote from the electoral rolls of Bhakarapuram (134th polling station) in constituency of Kadapa district.

According to Satyam, the application was made in Form-7 with Jaganmohan Reddy's named as the applicant. It carried a photograph and other details of the leader.

The contacted the YSRCP chief's personal secretary, who denied submitting any such application.

Following this, the lodged a complaint with the police, which registered a case against an unknown person and launched an investigation.

Form-7 is used by voters to apply for deletion of their own name or the name of another voter from the electoral rolls.

The election authorities in have received nearly 10 over the past two weeks.

Electoral Officer (CEO) said more than half of the applications had been rejected and they were looking into more.

He said 446 cases were registered against people, who submitted for deletion of voters.

Andhra Pradesh's ruling and the Opposition YSRCP have been blaming each other for submitting applications to delete names of voters from the rolls.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 11:24 IST
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