Margao: It appears that a dead man is walking in Goa, if the people of Goa are to believe the allegations leveled by the Congress and Goa Forward Party in the state.
The opposition parties in Goa have demanded probe into dead person’s signature being used on an application form to seek deletion of names of 14 voters from the voters list in South Goa’s Mormugao constituency.
Speaking to reporters after meeting Goa Chief Election Officer (CEO) Kunal, Goa Congress General Secretary Altinho Gomes questioned how could a dead man seek deletion of 14 names from the electoral lists.
He said it was an attempt by the ruling party to wipe out opposition votes.
Earlier, Goa Congress Vice President Sankalp Amonkar had filed a complaint with South Goa Deputy Collector alleging that State Urban Development Minister Milind Naik had tried to manipulate the voters’ list in order to seek deletion of names of 14 existing voters in Mormogao constituency. The minister had denied the allegation.
Goa Forward Party (GFP) too has sought a probe into the allegations related to manipulation off the voters’ list.