Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh yesterday alleged that over 17 lakh fake voters were found during a scrutiny of electoral rolls across 53 assembly constituencies in the state.
The MP Congress also submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission yesterday, urging it to remove the names of these voters from the electoral rolls.
Shobha Oza, Chairperson of MP Congress's media cell, confirmed the report.
MP Assembly polls to be held by 2018 end
The scrutiny was done by a private agency hired by the Congress.
"In the memorandum submitted to Chief Electoral Officer, the state Congress urged him to remove the names of these fake voters. We've also submitted a CD comprising the names of these fake voters," Oza said.
Elections to the 230-member MP Assembly are scheduled to be held by the end of this year.
People can submit their objections on voters' list by Aug-31
Final publication of the electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled on September 27. People can submit their objections and suggestions about the voters' list till August 31.