Shimla: CPM today stood up against any further revision and deletions in the electoral rolls. CPM state secretariat member Tikender Singh Panwar, said ”The process of deleting and revising of electoral rolls comes to end after the process of filling of nominations begins for the polls,â€™â€™ but the continuing exercise is against the rules of the Election Commission (EC).
He pointed that Shimlaâ€™s Returning Officer (RO), against the rules of EC continued receiving objections and deleting names of the voters from the electoral rolls till the process was stopped. He accused RO for ”targeting and excluding” students from the rolls and not obeying the ECâ€™s guidelines that the election officers could not delete the names of voters from the rolls, last published in June.
He added that the election officials were deleting the names of the voters who were registered at two places, from the urban list, without seeking their consent, which is clear violation of the rules.