Tripura Congress President Raises Concern Over Incorrect Name in EVMs

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Tripura Congress President, Asish Kumar Saha, has taken a stand against the alleged misspelling of his name on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the ongoing electoral process. Saha, who is also a candidate for INDI Bloc and Congress in the West Parliamentary Assembly, addressed a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of the Election Commission of India, highlighting the issue and demanding immediate rectification.

Significance of the Issue

Saha emphasized the significance of the issue, stating that it poses a notable discrepancy in the Bengali spelling of his name, “আশিষ কুমার সাহা,” on Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines utilized during the electoral process. He expressed concern that this error not only violates the Model Code of Conduct but also has the potential to mislead voters and undermine the integrity of the democratic process.

In his letter to the CEC, Saha urged for a thorough investigation into the matter to identify those responsible for the oversight. He called for appropriate sanctions to be imposed as per the established legal framework. Additionally, Saha requested immediate measures to rectify the misspelling of his name on all EVM machines across the constituency to prevent further confusion among voters.

Saha emphasized the importance of prompt attention to this matter to uphold the integrity of the electoral process and reaffirm the electorate’s faith in democratic institutions. He asserted his confidence that addressing this issue swiftly would mitigate confusion and misinformation among voters, ensuring a fair and transparent electoral process.

Saha’s proactive approach highlights the commitment of political representatives to ensure the accuracy and fairness of electoral procedures, safeguarding the democratic principles upon which the nation is built.

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