Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade Says 1.08 Lakh Doubtful Voters Will Not Be Allowed To Vote In Assam
Assam has 1.08 lakh D or doubtful voters who will not exercise their franchise in the forthcoming assembly polls to be held in three phases on March 27, April one and April six, Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade said on Saturday.
The figure of D-voters has decreased in comparison to the number of 1.13 lakh provided in the state assembly last year.
The Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora during his visit to the state in January had said that the names of those persons not figuring in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) but is there in the electoral roll can exercise their franchise.
Doubtful voters are those persons who are identified during electoral roll revision as D-voters, cases of which are pending with the Foreigners Tribunals or declared as foreigners by the Tribunal.
A total of 40 companies of Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) have been deployed and more were expected to be sent later before the actual date of polls, Khade said at a press conference.