A BJP delegation led by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday met top officials of the Election Commission and submitted a memorandum alleging that names of Rohingya Muslims had been illegally included in the voter lists of 15 Assembly constituencies in Hyderabad in Telangana as part of a “joint conspiracy” of the ruling TRS along with AIMIM and the Congress.
The BJP demanded a probe by the Commission.
After the meeting, Naqvi told reporters that despite clear instructions of the Union Home Ministry that Rohingya Muslims are not Indian citizens, they have been registered as voters in Telangana. The delegation also included general secretary Arun Singh and its national media head Anil Baluni .
“The registration of Rohingya Muslims as voters is a clear violation of laws of the land. The Election Commission may institute a special investigation team to probe the matter,” the BJP said in its memorandum to the Commission.
Naqvi blamed the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the Congress for inclusion of these names in the assembly constituencies in Hyderabad.
“It is a combined conspiracy of TRS, AIMIM and Congress against the people of a particular religion,” he alleged.
The party also demanded that electoral rolls of 15 assembly constituencies in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation be “rectified” before the assembly election, which is barely nine days away. Telangana is scheduled to go to polls on December 7.
The BJP has also alleged that there has been an inordinate increase in number of voters and volatile fluctuations in their numbers. Eom