The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued a notice to the ECI and the state election commissions of MP and Rajasthan.
Over 60 lakh duplicate voters found in MP
During the hearing, senior advocate AM Singhvi, appearing for Nath and Pilot, said that Nath had conducted a survey on his own cost in Madhya Pradesh and found that there were over 60 lakh duplicate voters in the voters' list.
He said there was a similar situation in Rajasthan where large numbers of duplicate voters have been found.
Next hearing is on August 31
In his plea, Nath has also sought random verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in the upcoming MP assembly polls. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on August 31.