Hyderabad : Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Telangana , 2,68,542 bogus voters have been deleted from electoral rolls in Hyderabad. It has been done after following the standard operating procedure (SOP). In all 119 assembly constituencies of the state, a total of 10, 25, 987 Photo Similar Entries (PSEs) have been deleted.
Hyderabad district tops the list in the deletion of PSEs, as against the total 5,41,535 identified PSEs about 2,68,542 similar entries were deleted till July 28.In Medchal-Malkajgiri district, of the 3,38,665 PSEs, 1,62,232 similar entries were removed, in Rangareddy of the 3,33,991 PSEs about 1,54,00 were deleted, in Nizamabad of the 79,313 PSEs, about 39,470 were deleted and in Sangareddy of the 73,831 voters about 32,298 were removed.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has run the PSE data and the details of the entries with similar photographs and made these available to all the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs).Based on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), field functionaries EROs, AEROs, BLOs, supervisors carried out the exercise in terms of PSEs.
Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj said that District Election Officers (DEOs) verified the PSEs and removed 10,25,987 PSEs spread over 119 Assembly constituencies in Telangana.