YMA urges ECI to expedite process for deleting names of Bru voters’ from electoral roll
First Published: 27th May, 2023 9:06 IST
In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), the YMA implored the central poll panel to delete all the names of Bru voters
By Isaac Zoramsanga
The Central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) on Friday urged the Election Commission of India to expedite deletion of all the names of Bru voters still enrolled in the Mizoram voters’ lists, but are permanently settled in neighboring Tripura.
In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), the YMA implored the central poll panel to delete all the names of Bru voters, who have settled in Tripura, from the state electoral rolls before the coming election to the 40-member state assembly due by November.
The letter was handed over to the visiting Election Commission of India team headed by Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Dharmendra Sharma in Aizawl.
Sharma informed the leaders of the largest civil society in the state that he will hand over the letter to the CEC.
The copies of the letter were also sent to the Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and the state Chief Secretary Renu Sharma.
Mizoram election department, as of May 1, has deleted 4,554 names of Bru voters, who have settled permanently in neighboring Tripura while 5,848 Bru names are yet to be deleted from the state voters’ lists.
While 4,083 Bru voters’ names have been deleted through corresponding requests for deletion received from the Tripura State Election Commission, 471 names of Bru voters have been deleted based on scanned forms received from the Tripura SEC.
Majority of the Bru voters names deleted are from Mizoram-Tripura-Bangladesh border Mamit district’s 3 assembly constituencies – Hachhek, Mamitand Dampa.
At least 3,859 Bru voters have been deleted from the 3 assembly seats within Mamit district till May 1, while 463 and 232 Bru voters’ names have been deleted from 3 assembly constituencies each of Assam border Kolasib district and Mizoram-Bangladesh border Lunglei district in south Mizoram respectively.
Efforts have been made by the state election department to delete all the names of Bruvoters, who have settled in Tripura following quadripartite agreement reached between the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mizoram and Tripura state governments and various Bru organizations in the relief camps in Tripura in January, 2020.
“We are making efforts to delete all the names of Brus who have settled inTripura, whose names are still in the state voters’ list, before the general election to the Mizoram legislative assembly, due by the last part of the year” state election department officials have said.
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