Saturday, December 09, 2006
Probe MLC Voter Registration Irregularities
Probe registration Irregularities-MLC Candidate to ECAlleging that Hyderabad District Officials have committed irregularities by enrolling huge number of graduates in a single day in first phase, Mr. G. Rama Moorthy, contestant for Mahaboobnagar, Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad Legislative Council has demanded the State Election Commission to order for thorough inquiry in to the issue. Speaking to press persons here today, Mr.Moorthy revealed that only on Nov 6 alone, as many as 36,000 applications, in a bulk, were registered without xerox copies of their educational qualifications. He alleged that in several centres, designated officers for electoral registration ,contravening the guidelines of the Election Commission, accepted bulk rapplications. Stating that some candidates are influencing the registration process by spending money, he demanded the Election Commission to impose restriction on election expenditure of the contesting candidate. In the process of registration many ineligible applications, without proper scrutiny, were registered, he complained. This sort of irregularity would jeopardize fair election process and might lead to bogus voting and impersonation, he feared. He also requested the EC to issue identity cards for the graduates to conduct fair elections. Stating that the second phase enrollment is starting from today, he urged the EC to check the irregularities from being repeated.