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Most of Assam's 19 lakh NRC rejects can cast votes in 2021 polls

Most of Assam’s 19 lakh NRC rejects can cast votes in 2021 polls
Published : Dec 24, 2020, 5:00 am IST
Updated : Dec 24, 2020, 5:00 am IST
Unless foreigners tribunal declares a person as foreigner, his or her name will be there in the voter list even after exclusion from the NRC
 According to NRC officials, 1,032 ineligible persons identified by it in last year's updated NRC are either ‘declared foreigners’, marked as ‘D voters’ or having cases pending at FTs (PTI)
Guwahati: In a significant move the election authorities in Assam has made it clear that 19 lakhs people, whose names were excluded from National Register of Citizens (NRC) but not facing any trial in the foreigners tribunal prior to publication of the final citizenship register on August 31, 2019 would be able to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming assembly polls in 2021.

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