- Pinarayi Vijayan had told the matter of voter list disturbances as a conspiracy
- The Chief Electoral Officer of the state had conducted an inquiry on the complaint of the Leader of the Opposition, Ramesh Chennithala.
- Two cases of registration came to the fore in the voter list after the investigation was done.
- Kerala CM accuses Congress of repeating names in voter list
The Kerala Crime Branch Police has taken a surprising decision. The decision is to look into a complaint of leak of voter list ahead of the April 6 assembly elections.
The investigation was launched after the Joint Chief Electoral Officer filed a complaint that the list of 2.67 crore voters of Kerala was leaked. Crime Branch SP Shah Nawaz will lead the investigation.
Opposition leader told part of conspiracy
Ahead of the elections, the then Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala had met Chief Electoral Officer Tika Ram Meena and lodged a complaint of widespread complaints of voter list rigging, alleging that it was part of a conspiracy.
Multiple identity cards given to the same person
Chennithala alleged that perusal of electoral rolls revealed that multiple electoral identity cards have been given to the same person in a constituency, with minor changes in address and other details, but the photograph is the same.
The opposition also made these allegations
The opposition leader alleges that there appears to be a concerted attempt to manipulate the electoral rolls, as this anomaly has been recognized in several constituencies. “This inquiry is to divert attention from the real issue as to how there have been many repetitions in the list,” he said.
‘Inquiry into list leak’
Chennithala said, “Everyone wants to know how this rigging happened and it should be investigated.” “Through the new investigation, no one will be able to find out who the real villains are as this investigation is to find out how the list was leaked,” he said.