Tripura govt submits report on photo electoral rolls

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Agartala, Jan 6 (UNI) The Tripura Election department has submitted a detailed report on the revision of photo electoral rolls in the state since the past few years while the Election Commission of India (ECI) indicated that the final electoral rolls would be published on January 10.

State election department officials said here today that the detailed report was sent to the ECI in the wake of its directive, adding that a high-level team of the commission would visit the state during the third week of this month.

The state Election department had sent a summary report on revision of electoral rolls to the ECI for further proceedings, which included the total number of names deleted from the electoral rolls, its reasons and continuous upgradation of photo rolls.

State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Dr G S G Ayyanger said the Centre had assured to deploy 170 companies of additional central paramilitary forces during the elections to ensure peaceful polls in the state.

Meanwhile, a Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) delegation had held a meeting with Deputy Election Commissioner R Balakrishnan recently and submitted a 17-point demand charter to ensure free and fair elections in the state.

The demands included preparation of error-free electoral rolls, deployment of central paramilitary forces in and around the polling stations and constant vigil on the situation in the state.

After receiving the memorandum, the ECI, on January four, sought elaborate reports on the revision of electoral rolls since the past few years, officials maintained.

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