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Delhi poll panel to take legal action against 'misleading' calls

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Delhi's on Saturday said that they will be taking legal action against those calling to residents of the capital to tell them that their names have been deleted from the electoral rolls and that they will get them restored.

On the other hand, the ruling said that it has discovered that a large scale operation for fraudulent deletion of voters from Delhi's electoral rolls was underway and asked the poll panel to explain.

In a statement, the CEO's office said the unknown persons have told the people that the callers will get the same restored in the electoral roll, and advised people to beware of such misleading calls.

"Separate legal action as required/deemed appropriate is being taken," it said.

"The only authority to add or delete a name in the is Any eligible citizen can apply directly to him for the inclusion of his or her name in electoral roll," the CEO's office said.

It also requested people to check the true status of their enrolment from the helpline number, website and their voter centres.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a series of tweets, said that the gave the list of 24 lakh names deleted in and his government's inquiries had found deletions to be wrong.

He asked why the was protecting the officers responsible and stopping the government from inquiring into all the deletions.

"Incumbents come and go. is too precious an institution for Indian democracy. EC's integrity and credibility ought to be protected. EC must not be allowed to become agent of a political party," he tweeted.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 23:32 IST
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