Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) charged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of misleading public by accusing Congress of tampering the voters list to hijack the civic elections. HPCC general secretary Naresh Chauhan said the BJP having run out of issues was resorting to false gimmicks.

Terming the missing names of voters from electoral rolls grave for the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections, he demanded for serious efforts to rectify the same at the earliest.

Chauhan said, “It is the duty of the state election commission and the district administration to prepare the voters list, the state government and the Congress party has no role to play in the preparation of the same.”

He stated that it is a matter of serious concern and the District Election Officer should take steps to remove the irregularities.

Chauhan stated that they too have received complaints of missing names from the electoral rolls that have been prepared by the upcoming Shimla Municipal Corporation elections. The missing of names of thousands of voters, he alleged was an administrative error.