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Bru refugees in Tripura to vote in Mizoram polls: CEC

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AIZAWL, Oct 18: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Om Prakash Rawat said in Aizawl that the Bru refugees still lodged in relief camps in Tripura would exercise their franchise in the Mizoram elections on November 28.

The Bru refugees refused to return to Mizoram and their ration has been stopped by the Centre.

Rawat said arrangement would be made to ensure that the refugees exercise their voting rights.

He refused to directly answer the question whether the refugees would be allowed to cast their votes in their camps, which is vehemently opposed to by various Mizo organisations.

The CEC had said during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls that they would no longer be allowed to cast their votes in the camps if they refuse to return to Mizoram.

The CEC said that the stage is set for a free, fair, peaceful and smooth polls to the 40-member Mizoram legislature on November 28 while arrangements were also made to ensure exercise of franchise by all the people including persons with disabilities.

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Bru refugees in Tripura to vote in Mizoram polls: CEC

AIZAWL, Oct 18: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Om Prakash Rawat said in Aizawl that the Bru refugees still lodged in relief camps in Tripura would exercise their franchise in the Mizoram elections on November 28.

The Bru refugees refused to return to Mizoram and their ration has been stopped by the Centre.

Rawat said arrangement would be made to ensure that the refugees exercise their voting rights.

He refused to directly answer the question whether the refugees would be allowed to cast their votes in their camps, which is vehemently opposed to by various Mizo organisations.

The CEC had said during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls that they would no longer be allowed to cast their votes in the camps if they refuse to return to Mizoram.

The CEC said that the stage is set for a free, fair, peaceful and smooth polls to the 40-member Mizoram legislature on November 28 while arrangements were also made to ensure exercise of franchise by all the people including persons with disabilities.

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