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Law will take its course if non-STs contest ST seats: CEC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, March 23: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Government of India, HS Brahma who visited BTC headquarter Kokrajhar on Monday to review the election preparedness for free and fair elections in the council, said that the law would take its course if non-notified Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates contested in ST seats.

Talking to media persons at Circuit House, Kokrajhar, Brahma said the problems of ST seats was not just in Assam but in different States of the country too. He said the State Election Commission (SEC) should look in to the matter. He, however, said that action would be taken as per the guidelines and rules of the election.

Jajati Suraksha Manch (JSM) and a section of people of BTC had opposed the fielding of non-ST candidates in ST seats in the forthcoming BTC election.

On the delay of publishing of electoral rolls, Brahma said the publication of electoral rolls had almost been completed in other States while the process in Assam was rather slow. He also said that due to delay in the electoral roll process, the detection of doubtful voters in the State had become a problem. He also said that the process of implementation of Adhaar card was not on the fast track in Assam and there would be a meeting in the State on March 24 to discuss the speedy implementation of Adhaar card.

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