Some opposition party leaders alleged that they have come to learn during the campaign known as Jan Hastakshep that some names of the voters particularly from the minority community and the Scheduled Castes are missing from the voters’ list. They met the state chief electoral officer Saujanya and submitted a memorandum to her on Tuesday.
Speaking of the matter, opposition leaders said that names of some genuine voters from Uttarakhand are not figuring in the voters’ list. “We fear that their names have been struck off the electoral rolls with a motive to rob them of their right to cast vote. They are mostly from the Scheduled Cates and the minority community. It is thus very important that their names are included in the list. Besides, names of all the citizens above the age of 18 should be included in the electoral rolls,” said a member.
The members further said that representatives of parties or candidates distribute liquor among the voters during the time of the campaigning. “It is harmful to democracy. So it is very important for the election commission to issue notification for a complete prohibition on the day the model code of conduct is enforced,” said another leader.
The leaders further said that the election commission must stop misuse of the government vehicles by the ruling party. “Besides, the commission must ensure transparency during the election process,” said another leader associated with the Jan Hastakshep campaign.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun