Those Not On Assam Citizen List Can Vote If Name On Rolls: Election Panel

 
Those Not On Assam Citizen List Can Vote If Name On Rolls: Election Panel

NEW DELHI:"Those left out of the Assam citizen's list can vote if their names are in the voter's list. The Election Commission will publish a voter list in January and will not wait for the final NRC," Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat told NDTV.

Political sparring has peaked ahead of a string of state elections and the national polls in 2019.

The draft National Register of Citizens is the result of a years-long agitation by residents of Assam demanding expulsion of immigrants from Bangladesh just over the border.

Exclusions from the list released on Monday have given ammunition to opposition parties to band together against the government.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday warned against "civil war and bloodbath".