35,000 cases of discrepancies detected in BBMP voters' list

35,000 cases of discrepancies detected in BBMP voters' list

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner G Kumar Naik on Monday said about 35,000 cases of discrepancy had been identified in the BBMP election voters’ list through a special software developed by the State Election Commission.

Speaking at a press conference, the commissioner said the bloopers included duplication in the electoral rolls, use of different names with same photographs, etc. Details such as age, sex, address, photograph are also being checked, he said.

To ensure that the model code of conduct is not breached and smooth electoral process takes place, teams of observers have been formed and the number will be increased once the filing of nominations begins, Naik said.

He said that about 11,635 electronic voting machines had been kept ready. “To increase the number of voters and encourage voting among the public, awareness campaigns under the Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation programme will be organised. A letter has been sent to government employees seeking their deployment for election duty,” he said.

Special observers

The State Election Commission on Monday appointed five IAS officers as special observers for the BBMP polls. They are Gaurav Gupta (RR Nagar, Dasarahalli, Mahalakshmi Layout, Malleswaram, Rajajinagar and Govindarajanagar); Mohammed Mohsin (Yeshwantpur, Vijayanagar, Basavangudi, Padmanabhanagar, BTM Layout and Jayanagar); Naveenraj Singh (Shivajinagar, Shanthinagar, Gandhinagar, Chamarajpet, Chickpet); Subodh Yadav (KR Puram, CV Raman Nagar, Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli, Bengaluru South and Anekal) and K P Mohanaj (Yelahanka, Byatarayanapura, Hebbal, Pulakeshinagar and Sarvagnanagar).

As many as 27 observers were also appointed for every constituency. They are: Dr Malleshayya (Rajajinagar), D M Shivakumar (Padmanabhanagar), C Sathyabhama (Yeshwantpur), M Prabhavathi (Hebbal), Karigowda (Shivajinagar), H Basavarajendra (Mahadevapura), P R Shivaprasad (Gandhinagar), S Rangappa (Chamarajpet), K C Sriramaiah (Chickpet), Shankarappa (Vijayanagar), Dr Arundhati Chandrashekhar (Basavangudi), K Leelavathi (BTM Layout), K Nagendra Prasad (Jayanagar), K A Dayanand (Bommanahalli ), P Vasanthkumar (KR Puram), K Srinivas (Mahalakshmi Layout), N Chandrashekhar (Malleswaram), K M Janaki (Yelahanka), S Ramya (Byatarayanapura), Akram Pasha (Dasarahalli), Kulkarni S P (Bengaluru South and Anekal), Dr Mahesh (Rajarajeshwari Nagar), B Shivayya (Govindrajanagar), T Mallappa (Shantinagar), M B Rajesh Gowda (CV Raman Nagar), K Vidyakumari (Pulakeshinagar), G M Gangadhar Swamy (Sarvagnanagar).

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