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UP elections: BJP urges EC to deploy women police to examine burqa-clad voters

assembly elections Updated: Mar 02, 2017 19:02 IST
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BJP has urged the election commission to deploy women police at polling booths.(HT File Photo)

The BJP on Thursday urged the Election Commission to ensure deployment of women police and para-military forces at “sensitive” polling booths in the last two phases of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls to examine burqa-clad female voters.

In a representation to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), the party said, “The BJP demands that to establish the identity of burqa-clad female voters in the sixth and seventh phase of the UP polls, women police and central para-military forces be posted at the sensitive and hyper-sensitive polling booths.”

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It said a large number of burqa-clad women exercise their franchise and there was a possibility of false voting.

“Adequate deployment of female police would ensure proper checking of women voters, and at the same time, minimise incidents of bogus voting,” it said.