The names which have been excluded from complete NRC final draft have something to smile right now. As per Chief Election Commissioner‘s notification, all excluded names from NRC can vote as long as their name is on the electoral rolls.
“The Election Commission will publish a voter list in January and will not wait for the final NRC,” Rawat said to media house on Wednesday.
Rawat further added that the names which have been left out from the NRC will still be considered as an eligible voter and a citizen of India if they can prove the above mentioned. Added they should also need to prove their ordinary residential address mentioned as per the details of the Assembly constituency where they want to enroll as an eligible Indian voter.
“Suppose I am employed in Assam but I was born and brought up in Madhya Pradesh. How can you say that if I’m not in NRC, I’m not a citizen of India? You can’t say that,” Rawat told exclusively to The Indian Express
As per reports The Election Commission (EC) is prepared to face three scenarios while drafting the final electoral roll for Assam before the Lok Sabha elections next year.
In the first scenario, the registered voters in Assam, who are also in the final NRC, will remain unaffected. In the second scenario, the voters, who are absent from the final NRC but have managed to get a stay from a tribunal or court, will also continue to be on the electoral roll.
The Election Commissioner is now going to undertake the task of deciding the fate of the people who are neither in the final NRC nor have challenged their exclusion in court based on criteria laid down in the Representation of people Act of 1950.
As per reports, the EC’s electoral roll will be published on January 4, 2019. The final list of the NRC will be published by December this year.