Special campaign to enrol voters failed in Arunachal Pradesh: BJP

The BJP alleged that the special campaign to provide one more opportunity to newly eligible voters to include their names in electoral rolls in Arunachal Pradesh has "failed" due to "irresponsibility" of District Electoral Registration Officers.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014, 15:23 PM IST

Itanagar: The BJP on Monday alleged that the special campaign to provide one more opportunity to newly eligible voters to include their names in electoral rolls in Arunachal Pradesh has "failed" due to "irresponsibility" of District Electoral Registration Officers.

"DEROs of various districts did not inform Booth Level Officers of polling stations on the special campaign announced by Chief Election Commission of India yesterday, for which the exercise totally failed in the state," party spokesperson Techi Necha alleged.
He claimed that the notification for the special campaign was given by the state CEO yesterday, the scheduled day of the campaign.

Necha claimed that party functionaries visited nine polling stations under Itanagar Assembly Constituency and found no BLOs at any of the polling stations.

Similar situation was also reported from various districts, he alleged.
The party has decided to lodge a complaint with Election Commission of India on violation of its directives.