27L poll roll entries with same photographs in Maha

  • | Tuesday | 14th November, 2023

Pune: Over 27 lakh entries in the Maharashtra poll roll with similar photographs would have to be checked and deleted before January 5 next year, a senior state election official said on Monday.The Election Commission of India (ECI) had on November 11 directed states to weed out multiple Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) with photographs of the same person in the electoral roll ahead of next years Lok Sabha elections.State election officials and booth level officers (BLO) have been directed to check the district wise data ahead of the publication of the final roll publication on January 5, 2023, state chief electoral officer Shrikant Deshpande told TOI. Maharashtra has 9.08 crore voters, according to the draft roll published on October 27.The BLOs have to verify the duplicate entries. If a persons photograph reflects in two constituencies in two districts, the BLO has to check and confirm with that individual before deleting the names. The ECI had earlier initiated the activity early in the year, but subsequently discontinued it. The emphasis is on an error-free voters roll, Deshpande said.Five states, including Maharashtra, have registered maximum photo-similar entries, stated a recent Election ECI report. Overall, the country registered 2.78 crore such entries, it stated.Uttar Pradesh leads the tally with 48.67 lakh photo-similar entries, followed by Bihar (32.48 lakh), Tamil Nadu (30.66 lakh), Maharashtra (27.44 lakh) and Karnataka (25.25 lakh), stated a recent report.A citizen said he was unable to find his photograph on the electoral roll in spite of it being there earlier. I just hope that it has not been randomly deleted, he told TOI.Demographic similar entriesa concernOver 31 lakh demographic similar entries (DSE) entries, which were found similar in terms of name, age, gender, relation type and relation name, are reflected on the Maharashtra electoral roll. We hope to carry out the due checks for such names and ensure that the final voter roll is free of such entries, state chief electoral officer Shrikant Deshpande said. The state has 31,54,243 such entries.We also published the following articles recentlyVoter roll manipulation: NGO files PIL in SCAn NGO, Samvidhan Bachao Trust, has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court, alleging manipulations in the electoral roll in districts across Uttar Pradesh. The trust claims that there are discrepancies in voter verification reports and that the number of deleted voters exceeds the count of deceased or relocated individuals. The petition also raises concerns about the enrollment of young voters and the failure to remove duplicate entries. The Supreme Court has acknowledged the petition and called for insights from the Election Commission. The next hearing is scheduled for November 28.Salman Khan has a 10 minute entry sequence in Tiger 3Director Maneesh Sharma has expressed his excitement about Salman Khans entry sequence in the upcoming film Tiger 3. He mentioned that they have created a unique and action-packed sequence that does justice to Salman Khans style and the character of Tiger. Sharma also added that the entry sequence is a highlight of the film and expects the audience to react positively to it. Tiger 3 is set to release on November 12 and also stars Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi.Salman Khan has a mind-blowing 10 minute entry sequence in Tiger 3Salman Khan will have a 10-minute entry sequence in the upcoming film "Tiger 3," part of the YRF Spy Universe. Director Maneesh Sharma states that the entry sequence is a highlight of the film and aims to showcase the character of Tiger in an out-of-this-world action spectacle. The film, produced by Aditya Chopra, is set to release on November 12 and is the fifth installment in the successful YRF Spy Universe franchise.

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