Agartala, February 10, 2018: To prevent fake voting in Tripura, election commission of India today made it clear that the electorate can exercise their franchise only with two documents – photo electoral card and photo voter slip provided by BLO to every individual voter, CEO Sriram Taranikanta said.
Until the last elections, the commission had allowed as many as 11 other documents having photo identity for voting apart from epic card and photo voter slip. Tripura is one of a few states having cent percent epic coverage. Moreover, BLOs were deployed in each of the polling booth who knows each and every voter so there is no question of allowing other documents for voting, Taranikanta said.
The opposition alleged that CPI-M had always been raising the demand for allowing voters to cast their vote with other documents provided by the state government as many people do not have an epic card.
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