Congress alleges anomalies in voters’ list revision

Congress alleges anomalies in voters’ list revision
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Large scale anomalies have been taking place in the process of voters’ list revision, alleged the district Congress president N Rajender Reddy.

Hanamkonda: Large scale anomalies have been taking place in the process of voters’ list revision, alleged the district Congress president N Rajender Reddy.

He accused the leaders of the ruling TRS as pressurising the officials concerned in removing the names of genuine voters as part of the ongoing voters’ list revision. In Warangal West alone, about 40,000 names were removed for reasons unknown.

Speaking to presspersons in Hanamkonda on Tuesday, the Congress leader said his name was also missing in the voters’ list along with the names of his family members. ‘For the past 15 years, I have been residing at the house number: 5-11-35, Naimnagar, Hanamkonda.

My name is present in the list issued in November, 2017 but it is missing in the revised 2018 list,’ he lamented. When contacted the officials regarding the missing of his name in the list, they failed to give proper answer. “The officials asked me to check the list in Election Commission website. When checked I was shown living elsewhere instead of my permanent address”.

The strange thing was that houses bearing numbers 5-11-34 and 5-11-36 were in the voter list but not the house number 5-11-35. The same was the case of many key Congress activists, the party sympathisers and common public as well.

The name of Telangana ideologue K Jayashanker’s brother, who resides at Hanamkonda police station area, was included in Pochammakunta division. ‘This is a shameless act by the TRS leaders, who are trying to bully opposition party workers and deny their democratic right to vote,’ Rajender Reddy alleged.

He pointed out that the entire process of voters list revision has become a farce. The officials failed to campaign about it and most of the officials, who were supposed to be present at the polling booths were absent.

The District Collector and the State Election Commission must look into the issue and rectify the flaws in the voters list. The public and the party workers should check their names in the voters list as large number of names were getting deleted from the list, he suggested.

The district Congress would set up a facilitating centre at Vishal Bhavan near Circuit Guest House in Hanamkonda. Public could approach it in case their names were missing in the voters list and get it rectified, Rajender Reddy informed. City Congress president K Srinivas Rao, leaders P Vijay, N Laxma Reddy, V Surender Reddy, P Sriman, K Shekar and others were present.

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