A delegation of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC), led by its president Jai Prakash Agarwal, today met the central election commissioners and requested them to ensure that the mistakes in the electoral rolls were rectified and the job of making the voter identity card was intensified.

The DPCC delegation included Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, Delhi ministers Dr A. K. Walia, Dr Yoganand Shastri, Mangat Ram Singhal, Arvinder Singh Lovely, Haroon Yusuf, Rajkumar Chauhan and East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit.

The delegation brought to the notice of the three election commissioners the mistakes found in the electoral rolls of Delhi and sought immediate correction of the errors. The delegation said there were many mistakes in the draft electoral rolls, the photos of many voters were missing, some names were printed wrongly, and photos had also been placed against the wrong names.

It pointed out that unless the mistakes in the electoral rolls were corrected immediately, lakhs of people in Delhi would be denied their voting rights in the coming assembly elections, which are to be held after two months. The delegation requested the election commissioners to ensure that the mistakes were rectified on a war footing.

Agarwal said the election commissioners gave them an assurance that the mistakes in the electoral rolls would be corrected as quickly as possible and, if necessary, with the deployment of additional staff.

He appealed to the voters of Delhi to check their electoral rolls and correct if any mistake had occurred and submit the forms along with photographs for making the photo identity cards.

He said the Congress workers were making every effort to ensure that no voter was denied a voter identity card and the mistakes in the electoral rolls were promptly rectified.

Tribune News Service