Guwahati, Dec 19 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists courted arrest here on Saturday over a demand for deleting names of Bangladeshi migrants from the voters' list before the forthcoming assembly polls in Assam.
The BJP protesters led by MP Bijoya Chakraborty blocked the main road in front of the Kamrup (Metro) DC's office.
"We staged demonstrations in all the four constituencies of Guwahati, and the programme was a big success with the participation of some 5,000 activists. The illegal voters' names must be deleted from the voters' list, as it has grave ramifications on the State's socio-political fronts," Chakraborty told reporters.
The demonstrators also alleged that 82 of the 126 assembly constituencies in Assam had recorded very high voter growth of seven per cent to 10 per cent against the national average of 1.67 per cent.
The protesters later submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner through the deputy commissioner of the Dima Hasao district, urging him to take urgent steps to prepare a correct voters' list by deleting the names of the Bangladeshi nationals. (ANI)