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EC quashes Congress' claims of irregularity in Madhya Pradesh electoral lists

Election Commission of India Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Jun 09, 2018, 01.52 PM (IST)

Dismissing the allegations levelled by the Congress party about the discrepancies in Madhya Pradesh's voters' list, the Election Commission on Friday clarified that there were no irregularities in the electoral rolls in the state.

The EC rejected reports of irregularities claiming that the "nothing unusual" could be noticed in the electoral roll of the state.

The EC said, "This has been seen from the perspective of census data and the annual increase in the numbers of the electoral roll and nothing unusual could be noticed. It can be safely concluded that there is no basis to dispute current electoral roll".

Allegations claiming unexplained growth in the electors in Madhya Pradesh were raised as the Elector Population (EP) ratio which used to be 52.76 per cent in 2008 increased to 61.45 per cent in 2018.

The Congress had levelled the allegations in February and asked the Election Commission to take necessary steps for ensuring free and fair elections.

Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief Kamal Nath had also alleged that 60 lakh fake voters were deliberately registered in the state`s voter list.