Distributed chemical to remove indelible ink on finger, Chennithala raises new allegation
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress has moved a fresh petition over the irregularities in the voters’ list with the Election Commission of India. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged that a chemical was distributed to remove the indelible ink from the finger after casting vote ahead of the Assembly election.
Congress has approached the Election Commission of India after moving a petition before the High Court over the irregularities in the voters’ list.
AICC team will visit the Central Election Commission to discuss the issue.
It is learned that Ramesh Chennithala also filed a separate petition with the commission as the opposition leader in Kerala.
Congress MLAs will also move a petition over the double votes and irregularities in the voters’ list published in the state.
Chennithala alleged that preparations including the distribution of chemicals to remove the ink from the finger were carried out ahead of the polls. As the commission sought evidence for the allegation, Chennithala claimed that he got information from some centres. He also requested the commission to be vigilant over such malpractices in the polls.
The opposition leader alleged that CPM is trying to sabotage the assembly polls.
He demanded strict action against officials who were involved in the irregularities in the voters’ list.