PIL with High Court, Karnataka

I reproduce a news item in Times of India.

The situation is only worse with publication of newer version of electoral rolls on 5th November, which deletes another 3 lakh voters from the list.

BANGALORE: The Karnataka high court on Tuesday ordered notices to be issued to the Election Commission of India, chief electoral officer of Karnataka and the BBMP on a PIL relating to revision of electoral rolls.

Asking the respondents to respond to the PIL, a division bench headed by Chief JusticeVikramajit Sen adjourned the hearing.

“Upon examination of the electoral rolls of the 27 constituencies of Bangalore city, which has been made available on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, we have found errors similar to those in the electoral rolls of the Bangalore Graduates and Teachers Constituency Elections, 2012. About 10 lakh voters have been deleted, 2,000 voters with identical details have been repeated. There are misspelt names, some having incorrect or incomplete addresses, voters below the age of 18 years have been included. There are instances having incorrect data on the relationship between the voter and the relative; and also incorrect gender information,” Commander PG Bhat, a retired naval officer and a member of Smart Vote, and others have complained in their PIL.

The petitioners have sought for a direction to the authorities to undertake an intensive revision of the electoral rolls and complete it within three months from the date of commencement.


About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.
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