Before the upcoming assembly elections, about one lakh 21 thousand new voters have applied for voting in Tripura.
In addition, the names of over 40,000 dead voters have been removed.
The revised voter list could see the addition of 65,000 new voters even though the State Election Commission has scaled down its estimate.
This number is almost 50 percent more than the list during the last assembly elections. Compared to 2018, there were 250 percent more applications for correction of name and address in the electoral roll.
Overall, there were 58 per cent more applications for deletions, transpositions and corrections in the publication list for 2023 as compared to 2018.
According to the statement of the CEO office Tripura, BLOs have been sent to the homes of all the voters in the state.
But the opposition claims that this is not true in reality. BLOs did not visit many houses. A statement from the CEO’s office said that a total of 1 lakh 21 thousand 362 people have submitted forms for enrollment in the voter list in the state, which is 20.01 percent more than in 2018.
In 2018, a total of 107,719 people had submitted the form. At the same time, 63,463 voters were identified as dead or transferred from the polling area.
This number has increased by 49.07 per cent as compared to 2018.
In 2018, there were 42,574 death or transfer applications.
The CEO’s office statement claimed that the names of a large number of dead voters have been left out of the voter list. Various Collective Development Officers, Chief Executive Officers of Local Urban Bodies and Sub-Divisional Officers of Autonomous District Councils have made available the list of dead persons to the booth based office bearers for erasing the names of dead persons. As a result, the names of more than 40,000 deceased voters have been removed from the voter list, the statement from the CEO’s office said.