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AAP claims names of 30 lakh voters deleted in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Reiterating its allegation of mass deletion of names of voters in Delhi, the Party said on Monday it will soon start a "door-to-door" programme to urge people to ensure that their names, if deleted, are added to the voters' list.

leader claimed the names of nearly 30 lakh voters were deleted and a majority of them belonged to traders, minorities and Purvanchali communities settled in the city. "workers will contact people door to door to get their names added in the voters' list," she said.

The had conducted an an inquiry into the allegation and previously dismissed the allegation as "baseless".

Atishi, who is AAP's incharge of East Lok Sabha seat, also claimed that names of over four lakh voters were deleted in the constituency.

The AAP leader alleged that the BJP was getting the names deleted "fearing a backlash against its rule at the Centre".

The issue of deletion of names of voters was raised first by AAP chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had met then chief election O P Rawat last month. Kejriwal had claimed over 10 lakh voters were removed from electoral rolls since assembly elections in in 2015.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:55 IST