Fresh voters' list likely after polls

Expressing surprise over the large number of missing names in the voters’ list across the country, the Election Commission on Friday said the matter would be studied and a fresh enumeration of the list will be conducted soon after the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls are declared.

“I apologise firstly that such a large number of our Indian voters were unable to cast their votes,” Election Commissioner H S Brahma told reporters here. Admitting to lapses in the election procedure, he said the commission will find out how they happened.

“I have not seen this kind of a massive operational mistake. I can’t understand how so many names can be missing,” he said, adding, “This unauthorised deletion happened due to lack of supervision on the ground. I think it could have happened at the ground level due to lack of co-ordination. This is a lapse on our part; we should acknowledge and rectify our mistake.”

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