'EC rejected reports on large existence of bogus identity cards', says central minister

New Delhi: Election Commission has called reports on large existence of a large number of bogus electoral photo identity cards in the country as incorrect, a central minister said on Friday.

"The Election Commission has informed that it is not correct that large number of bogus electoral photo identity cards exist in India," Law and Justice Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda informed the Rajya Sabha.

Representative image. PTI

Representative image. PTI

He said issuance of electoral photo identity cards is an act subsequent to registration as an elector.

"The election registration officer after following the process enrolls the eligible citizens to electoral rolls after which electoral photo identity cards issued. There are sufficient safeguards and election commission's guidelines to prevent any ineligible person's registration as elector," he said.

The minister also said that the commission has no any such data of bogus electoral photo identity cards and it takes necessary action under the law when it comes to know of any specific case in this regard.

Updated Date: Mar 11, 2016 19:09 PM

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