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Assam: 1,57,465 doubtful voters in the state

There are 1,57,465 doubtful or `D` voters in Assam and their credentials are being examined legally, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said.



Guwahati: There are 1,57,465 doubtful or
`D` voters in Assam and their credentials are being examined
legally, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

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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