Keep UP Additional Chief Home Secretary far from survey procedure: Congress to EC

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By PTI

LUCKNOW: The Congress on Tuesday required from the Election Commission of India to maintain Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi far from the survey procedure of the state setting up to ensure that he does not “affect” it.

The UP Congress party elevated the need throughout its conference with Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and also political elections commissioners Rajeev Kumar and also Anoop Chandra Pandey.

The CEC and also both ECs gotten to Lucknow on Tuesday night and also are slated to analyze the state’s survey readiness over the following couple of days.

The survey panel’s 13-participant delegation gets on a three-day see to the state.

As component of its evaluation of the Uttar Pradesh survey readiness, the Election Commission held a collection of conferences with the reps of numerous political celebrations which elevated their certain poll-related needs and also worries.

While the Congress party looked for the side-lining of the state’s essential politician, the UP BJP prompted the survey panel to depute females safety and security workers at every ballot cubicle in the state to recognize real females citizens.

The Samajwadi Party on the various other hand prompted the survey panel delegation to prepare a different checklist of specially-abled citizens and also those over the age of 80 years and also schedule them to elect from their residences.

“UP’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi be kept away from the electoral process as he may affect polls,” UP Congress leader Virendra Madan stated in a declaration below after the conference of the Congress delegation with the survey panel functionaries.

UP BJP basic assistant J P S Rathore additionally informed PTI that his party made 3 indicate the survey panel, consisting of a demand to it to make sure that the citizens from the exact same family members can exercise their franchise business at the exact same ballot cubicle.

“The first point was that women security personnel should be posted at every booth so that they can provide security top women and if needed, the women police personnel are roped in to identify genuine voters,” Rathore stated.

“Secondly, we requested the Election Commission to ensure that voters from the same family should be able to cast their votes at the same polling booth. Apart from this, a request was also made to relocate the polling booths from densely populated areas to less populated areas so that the Covid protocol can be followed,” he stated.

In a declaration provided below after its delegation’s satisfied the CEC and also ECs, the Samajwadi Party stated it required a totally free and also reasonable political election.

“The SP demanded that a separate list of voters above the age of 80 years and ‘divyaang’ (specially-abled) ones be prepared for all assembly constituencies. The list should be made available at all polling booths. The number of such voters in the state is 40 lakh,” it stated.

“On January 5, 2022, when the final voters’ list is published, this list should also be provided. Such voters should be given the option of voting from their homes,” it included.

The RLD required that the VVPAT slides need to be stated.

It additionally required that the political elections need to be kept in time and also there must be a restriction on declarations versus the Constitution.

The Bahujan Samaj Party required that political elections need to be kept in time.