71 lakhs bogus votes in Andhra Pradesh
Chief Electoral Officer IV Subba Rao said that after the second revision of the voters’ list on September 30, 2008, the total voters in the state stands at 5.7 crore. However, even after that revision, it has been found that in the list there are 71 lakh names more than the eligible number of voters.
While there should be 1.52 crore voters in the age group of 20-29, there are actually 1.77 crore voters, an excess of 25 lakh. Similarly, while there should be 1.25 crore voters in the age group 30-39, there are 1.5 crore voters, an excess of 25 lakh voters. In the age group 40-49, instead of 90.7 lakh, there were 1.04 crore voters, an excess of about 10 lakh voters.
In the age group 50-59, there was an excess of 11 lakh as against the eligible 57 lakh voters.
Only in two age groups was the number of voters registered fell way short of the actual eligible ones. In the age group 18-20, there are 36 lakh eligible voters but only 7.4 lakh have found their way in the electoral rolls.
Likewise, in the age group of above 60, there are 62.3 lakh registered as against the eligible 65.8 lakh voters.