1,57,465 doubtful voters in Assam, says Tarun Gogoi

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Tarun Gogoi
Guwahati, Jul 11: There are 1,57,465 doubtful or ''D'' voters in Assam and their credentials are being examined legally, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said today (Jul 11).

Replying to a question by AIUDF legislator Sherman Ali Ahmed in the assembly, the chief minister said 5577 of the doubtful voters have been found to be foreigners and necessary measures have been taken to deport them.

Gogoi said he had received complaints from some organisations regarding harassment of genuine Indian citizens as doubtful voters and necessary enquiries are being made in this regard.

''If any official has been found guilty of harassing genuine Indian citizens as ''D'' voters, action will be taken against them according to the law of the land'', he said.

Asked whether compensation will be paid to genuine citizens for being harassed as doubtful voters, Gogoi said there was no such provision under the existing law.

PTI

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