The Assam government on Monday said names of more than 1.3 lakh persons have been deleted from the recently published electoral roll.
According to news agency PTI, in a written reply to a query from Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, Assam Minister Keshab Mahanta said 1,31,859 names were deleted from the photo electoral roll after the draft list was published on November 18 this year.
The minister added that the deleted names primarily comprise those who have shifted permanently or are dead voters.
As per the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960, the Electoral Registration Officer can strike off names of dead persons or of persons not resident of a particular constituency before the final publication of the voter list, the minister said.
The draft electoral rolls for the 126 assembly constituencies in Assam were published on November 18 this year, containing 2.24 crore voters, including 1.17 lakh first-timers.
The list includes 1,14,25748 male voters and 1,10,13,774 female electorates.
The draft list also witnessed an increase of 76,020 electors from the last final roll published on February 14 this year.
The ‘Final Photo Electoral Roll-2021’ will be published on January 15, 2021.
(With PTI Inputs)