KTR expresses grave concerns over the removal of 35,000 voters from SCB.
The removal of 35,000 voters from the Special Causal Leave (SCL) list has raised concerns among political leaders in Telangana, including K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development. The move has been criticized as being politically motivated and a violation of democratic principles.
The SCL list is a special category of voters who are allowed to cast their vote from their workplace or other locations outside their constituency. These voters are usually government employees, members of the armed forces, or those who are on duty during election day. The removal of these voters from the list means that they will have to travel to their respective constituencies to cast their vote.
K.T. Rama Rao has expressed his concerns over the removal of these voters, stating that it could have a significant impact on the upcoming municipal elections in the state. He has also accused the ruling party of trying to manipulate the election process by removing these voters from the list.
The Election Commission of India (ECI), however, has defended the decision to remove these voters, stating that it was done after a thorough verification process. The ECI has also stated that the removal of these voters is not politically motivated and that it is aimed at ensuring free and fair elections.
Despite the ECI’s assurances, political leaders in Telangana remain skeptical about the decision. Many believe that the removal of these voters could lead to a lower voter turnout and could impact the outcome of the elections.
The removal of these voters is not an isolated incident. In recent years, there have been several instances where voters have been removed from electoral lists for various reasons. This has led to concerns about voter suppression and the need for greater transparency in the election process.
In conclusion, the removal of 35,000 voters from the SCL list has raised concerns about the fairness and transparency of the upcoming municipal elections in Telangana. While the ECI has defended its decision, political leaders remain skeptical and are calling for greater transparency in the election process. It remains to be seen how this issue will play out and what impact it will have on the election results.