30% voter-cards fake in Bihar: Paswan
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 20:10
  
Patna: LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday alleged that 30 per cent of Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) distributed for Bihar Assembly polls were fake and demanded a high-level Election Commission probe into it.

"We have definite information that 30 per cent of the EPICs distributed among the voters here for the 2010 Assembly polls are fake...and NDA is behind it," Paswan told a press conference here.

He also showed several EPICs to the mediamen and claimed that these cards were obtained from Kariawan panchayat under Bikram Assembly constituency in Patna district.

"These cards carry photographs of male though the name and gender was of a female.... There are some EPICs which have photographs of young girls but the date of birth suggest her age to be more than 70 years," Paswan claimed.

Separate delegations of his party leaders would approach both the Election Commission's offices in New Delhi and Bihar seeking a high-level probe, he said.

Paswan also alleged that the ruling NDA in Bihar had recently promoted supervisory grade employees to block development officers and posted officials of its choice before the elections to manipulate the poll process.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 20:10


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