Aizawl, Feb 16: NGO Coordination Committee, a conglomeration of all civil societies in Mizoram and representatives of all major political parties have strongly opposed to the ECI’s decision to resume and complete special summary revision of Bru voters’ lists in the relief camps in Tripura and bluntly told state chief electoral officer Manisha Saxena that they are firm in their stand against the revision till the repatriation process is completed.
Convened by Manisha Saxena, state election department on Monday held a joint meeting with NGO Coordination Committee and representatives of major political parties here in the capital. The meeting failed to reach a consensus over Bru revision as the NGO Coordination Committee leaders said they would not allow conduct of special summary revision of voters’ lists in the relief camps as they are situated outside the state.
“We only reiterated our stiff opposition to the roll revision in the relief camps and we are firm in our stand. We don’t feel it’s reasonably right for those Bru who refused to return to Mizoram despite repeated repatriation, be included in the state electoral roll,” a leader of NGO Coordination Committee said.
Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) directed the state government to resume and complete special revision in six transit camps by April 30 next. Following this a joint meeting was convened on Monday in which the leaders of civil bodies and representatives of political parties reiterated that they would not budge an inch from their previous stand.
The NGO Coordination Committee leaders also urged Manisha Saxena not to conduct hearing on claims and objections of Bru voters in the six Tripura relief camps till the repatriation process is completed.