With the upcoming Loksabha elections, the registered voters of the nation have just one wish, to be on the voters list. The Last thing a voter wishes is to have their name deleted from the voter list. Recently in Delhi, a few people received a call from a person who claimed to be a member of Aam Aadmi Party saying that their names had been deleted from the voters list. They were then told that the party (AAP) is trying to restore their names. However, when these people checked the electoral roll online, their names were very much there.
However, with numerous other people making such calls, AAP has denied any involvement in the issue. AAP leader and Delhi labor minister Gopal Rai told The Times of India that he had no clue about who was making such calls and instead that he suspected they were made by the BJP to defame AAP.
If AAP did not make the phone calls, why did it not complain to the police about such calls made in its name?" asked BJP MLA Vijender Gupta
In November 2018, AAP claimed a mass scale deletion of voter names from electoral rolls without adhering to any due process, following which the Election Commission ordered a door-to-door survey in presence of AAP representatives. It was said that it’s impossible to have names deleted or restored in the voters list without going through the detailed process.
AAP hasn’t yet filed any complaint against the anonymous caller.