Mumbai: The Janata Dal (Secular) on Friday said that names of over 39 lakh voters are missing from electoral rolls in Maharashtra as part of a “conspiracy hatched by the BJP” for political gains.
JD (S) National General Secretary Justice (retd) BG Kolse Patil, while citing the findings of a survey conducted by a Hyderabad-based firm, said that names of 39,27,882 or 4.6 per cent of the total number of voters are not in the voters’ list, reports a leading news agency.
Kolse-Patil, the former judge of Bombay High Court while addressing a news conference here on Friday said, “Out of the 39,27,882 names, 17 lakh voters are Dalits, while 10 lakh are Muslims. This is a conspiracy hatched by the BJP for political gains.”
According to the survey conducted by IT engineer Khalid Saifullah, a total of 39, 27,882 or 4.6 per cent of the total number of voters are not there in the list.
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Saifullah, the founder of the Missing Voter App, said his team surveyed 69 of the total 288 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra.
He says that approximately 12.7 crore voters in the country are missing from the list. And this includes a total of three crore Muslims, who will not be able to cast their votes this time.
“Considering the gravity of the issue, the state Election Commission must undertake a drive to take corrective steps, otherwise a large number of voters will be deprived of their right,” Saifullah said.
‘Missing Voters App’, is an application developed by Hyderabad-based RayLabs Technologies, to assess the number of missing voters.