Vote rigging: Chennithala slams CM for raising allegation against Congress
Thrissur: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala raised a sharp criticism against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over his allegation that Congress activists are involved in vote rigging.
Chennithala pointed out that if anyone doubted that CM was aware of the rigged voters were added to the voters’ list, they can't be blamed. Chennithala also alleged that there would be attempts to sabotage assembly poll with the help of rigged voters.
“Many rigged voters were added in the list at Vattiyoorkkavu, Nemom and Thiruvananthapuram. The real voters have no clue about the fake ones. They may possess only an election ID card issued by the Election Commission of India. But fake cards issued in their name will be possessed by the fake voters in their constituency and other constituencies. These cards will be used on the polling day to cast fake votes," said Chennithala.
He also criticized the officials on election duty who are hand in glove with the bogus voters.
“Officials who support CPM are involved in such irregularities in the voters’ list. The number of rigged voters in the list will rise as the duplicated votes in the same constitutency and fake voters from other constituencies are added. A total of 10,052 fake voters were identified in Nemom constituency only. 12551 and 12429 fake voters were found in Thiruvananthapuram central and Vattiyoorkkavu respectively. This will sabotage the election results," alleged Chennithala.
The opposition leader also demanded strict action against the officials who are involved in such irregularities. He also appealed to the Election Commission to take necessary action to stop such practices.