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‘Insurgents can vote if names on voters list’

The members of banned outfits ULFA, NDFB and other insurgent groups can cast their vote in the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam if their names figure in the electoral roll, CEC SY Quraishi on Thursday said.

Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 23:30 PM IST

Guwahati: The members of banned outfits ULFA, NDFB and other insurgent groups can cast their vote in the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam if their names figure in the electoral roll, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Thursday said.
"They can vote if their names are in the voters roll. There is no law which can stop them from voting. But anybody not in the voters roll, including me, cannot vote," he said at a press conference when asked if a member of a banned outfit
can vote.

Asked if ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and other ULFA cadres, now out on parole, could exercise their franchise, he said, "Technically all those in the voters list can vote."

PTI