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'Reports of bogus electoral photo identity cards incorrect'

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New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Election Commission has termed as incorrect reports that a large number of bogus electoral photo identity cards exist in the country, 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.

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. (IANS)

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