NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on the plea of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters’ list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajsthan.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the EC and sought its response on the plea. As the three states are scheduled to go to polls by the year-end, the court decided to give an early hearing and posted the matter for August 31 to examine the issues flagged by Congress leaders.
Earlier Congress state president of Rajasthan and general secretary in charge Avinash Pande had complained to Election Commission of India about the 42 lakh fake voters. Acting on the complaint the poll body has started a special survey to conduct physical verification of voters.