CPM sees red in complaints
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
Congress is trying to delay the final publication of electoral by raising baseless bundles of complaints bypassing the formalities prescribed by the commission said Goutam Das, spokesperson of CPM in a press meet here today. He said that the draft electoral roll which is now being updated, is basically the final Electoral Roll published in January this year. “It is surprising that, while Congress party had no complaint about the final electoral roll 2012 published this year, they find so many irregularities on the same roll published on September 20 last as draft”
He said that it is quite natural that good number electors go outside the booth area with their professional purposes, academic purpose and some women being married away. No voter if he has reference of house number and other family members should be omitted from the roll only because he or she does not stay in the hearing.
Regarding the issue of married women raised by Congress the CPM spokesperson said the newly wed women also prefer casting vote in old places which enables them a scope to come to their parent’s houses and enjoy meeting with their friends, since elections in state is held in mood of festivity.
He said that the claims and objection submitted in plain papers should not be given cognizance and no hearing should be conduced on these. “After holding meeting with Deputy Election Commissioner Mr. Zutshi they had demanded assurance of free and fair election as well as legal action against the false complain in plain paper regarding malpractices in voter lists” he added.
Criticizing the remarks made by opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath regarding OBC reservation, Bijan Dhar CPM state unit secretary said that he is trying to mislead people of the state by raising baseless and false issues before the election just to gain political mileage.