In the voter data gathering matter in the BBMP area, the EC gives instructions to the Karnataka Chief Secretary.

Election Commission of India issues alert on Friday . NGO collecting voter data in Bengaluru city under the banner of voter education programs .

New Delhi, November 26: In the event of the collection of voter data by a private organisation in the BBMP area, the Election Commission of India issued an alert on Friday.In three ACs, 162 Shivajinagar, 169 Chickpet, and 174 Mahadevapura, the ECI orders a 100 percent inspection of the deletions and additions in electoral lists.The period for claims and objections under the Special Summary Revision has been extended by 15 days until December 24, 2022.According to an official release, the Election Commission of India has received news that an NGO was collecting the voter data in Bengaluru city under the banner of voter education programs in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) area.

The Election Commission has long been committed to conducting free, fair, and inclusive elections, which has called for a departmental investigation.Two FIRs were filed on 17.11.22, one in Kadugodi police station vide no.02172022, and another in Halasuru gate police station vide no.02762022, and subsequent arrests were made, according to the report.

The Election Commission finds it of paramount importance that all roll revision related booth level activities be undertaken only by Booth Level Officers who are drawn in accordance with Commissions instructions from time to time (last updated by instruction no.23BLO2022-ERS, dated 04-10-2022).

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