Congress dares poll panel on bogus voters issue

Congress dares poll panel on bogus voters issue

Kamal Nath

The row between the Election Commission of India and the Congress has intensified with Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Kamal Nath accusing the poll panel of misleading the Supreme Court on the issues of bogus voters in the Madhya Pradesh electoral roll.

The Election Commission had submitted in the Supreme Court on Thursday that documents produced by the Congress regarding alleged irregularities in the voter list were forged. The commission urged the court to take action against the party for forgery.

“I dare the Election Commission to prove what it said about the Congress in the Supreme Court,” Kamal Nath said here.

“If our complaint was baseless as the commission submitted in the Supreme Court then why did it delete the 24 lakh voters? he asked.

He claimed that the commission deleted 24 lakh voters from the state’s electoral roll on the basis of the Congress’ complaint.

Talking to newsmen at Congress headquarters on Friday, the state president said the Election Commission enjoys credibility across the world and the Congress is only helping the commission to maintain its image as a fair institution.

Congress’s lawyer Vivek Tankha assured the court to produce all relevant documents in support of the party’s claim in the next hearing which is slated for Monday.