Excluded persons from NRC in Assam can vote if their names are listed in electoral rolls: EC
Guwahati/IBNS: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday said that the persons whose names were excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam can vote in the Assembly Election in the state if their names are on the electoral rolls.
The final NRC list in Assam was published on Aug 30, 2019, by excluding around 19.06 lakh people.
The Chief Election Commissioner also said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) is keeping in mind of Bohag Bihu festival in mid-April and CBSE examination.
“Sensitivities about Bihu festival dates will be taken cognizance of and factored in while drawing up the schedule of election dates accordingly. We have also to take into account the CBSE examination,” Arora said.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora accompanied by Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar, along with the team of officers from Election Commission of India, conducted an in-depth review of poll preparedness of Assam during its three-day visit to the poll-bound state.
The Commission reviewed the poll preparedness work of District Election Officers, /SPs/ Commissioner of Police, Divisional Commissioners and IGs and also discussed election preparedness with Chief Secretary, DGP, Home Secretary and other senior Officials of the state.
The Commission met with representatives of various political parties and noted their issues and concerns.