Delhi Police chief spokesperson, Madhur Verma conveyed the message that the agency is looking into the complaints on “misleading” calls to people claiming that their name has been deleted from the voter’s list.
However, on Saturday Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer made it absolutely clear that the electoral registration officer, alone, has the the authority to add or remove the names from the roll. He also asked the people to be cautious about such “HOAX” calls claiming to have information about electoral rolls.
The Election Commission of India suggested Delhi Police to ensure all the ‘necessary action’ in order to prevail such ‘HOAX’ calls claiming to have information about electoral rolls in the National Capital.
BJP, allegedly claimed that these calls are being sponsored by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in order to misguide people and a BJP delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner regarding this.
The BJP also claimed to have an audio proof in which the speaking person mentioned that he was from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and he claimed that the BJP has deleted the names of 30 lakh names from the electoral rolls. BJP claimed that the clip was recorded by one of many well wishers the BJP has. An audio clip has been shared from the official twitter handle of BJP of such a call being made to a voter in Delhi.
This call was recorded by one of our well wishers. Several people in Delhi have received such misleading calls.
EC must take note of this gross violation by AAP and Shri Arvind Kejriwal.
— BJP (@BJP4India) February 11, 2019
The statement in the complaint said, “…Various written complaints received in this regard are being enclosed herewith. Prima facie, it appears that the matter needs to be thoroughly investigated in order that the factual correctness of the averments made in the aforementioned complaints are ascertained and necessary action under relevant extant laws is taken,”
Delhi Chief Minister and Aad Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener, Arvind Kejriwal however denied all these allegations and said that the election commission “must not be allowed to become an agent of any political party”