No right for 1.2 lakh ‘D’ voters

March 18, 2019 09:34 pm | Updated 09:34 pm IST - Guwahati

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A total of 1.2 lakh people in Assam will not be able to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls as they have been marked as ‘D’ (Doubtful) voters, a senior Election Commission official said on Monday.

However, those who have been left out of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens can vote if their names figure in poll rolls, Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Chandra Sahu said. The system of ‘D’ (dubious or doubtful) voters was introduced in 1997 by the Election Commission which prepared a list of people who could not provide evidence in favour of their Indian nationality.

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