Former MP and Congress leader Ponnam Prabhakar alleged that several irregularities were taking place in the Telangana voter list, and said that he had already taken the issue to the notice of the Election Commission several times.
Ponnam said while there were 15,50,834 voters in the Karimnagar Parliamentary constituency in 2014, the number had now come down to to 13,23,433. He said that the names of over 2.20 lakh voters were thus missing from the electoral rolls in the Karimnagar Parliamentary constituency alone, and asked the Election Commission who would take the responsibility for it.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday at Gandhi Bhavan, Ponnam that said that the names of more 90,000 voters were missing in the Karimnagar Assembly constituency. The situation was the same everywhere across the state, he claimed, and demanded that the Election Commission respond seriously on the issue.
Ponnam also found fault with the state government for not providing buses to the candidates appearing for the VRO examination. The former MP pointed out that the same government had provided lakhs of buses for the public meeting at Kongara Kalan. Some VRO examination invigilators had also insulted women by making them remove their mangala sutras at several places, he said. He asked the government to initiate action against the officials who had done that.