UP Election 2017: BJP demands deployment of women police officials to avoid bogus voting

With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election entering its last phases, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to ANI, has written a letter to Election Commission demanding deployment of women police officials at the booths during the polling. This is to check voter ID of burqa-clad women.

The deployment of women police officials, states BJP, is to ensure proper checking of IDs of burqa-clad women to avoid bogus voting.

BJP also asked for deployment of Paramilitary forces at polling booths in sensitive areas for phase 6 and 7 of Uttar Pradesh polls, according to ANI.

On Tuesday too the BJP had moved the EC seeking an inquiry into "large-scale deletion" of names of eligible voters from electoral rolls for the ongoing polls to the UP polls.

The party claimed that it has received complaints from almost every Assembly constituency in the state about voters' names having been deleted from the lists without any prior information. It has also urged the EC to ensure that all Electors Photo Identity Card holders are allowed to vote in the remaining two phases of the Assembly polls.

The concluding two phases of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh Assembly election are scheduled for 4 and 8 March. The Assembly election began on 11 February, with the counting of votes and the announcement of the results scheduled for 11 March.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2017 15:48 PM

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