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Opposition Leader Calls for Home Voting Access in Assam Elections; Alleges Intimidation Tactics

Debabrata Saikia, Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, has urged the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to ensure polling officials collect votes from senior citizens and disabled individuals at their homes. Saikia highlighted instances of polling officials neglecting this duty, potentially disenfranchising voters. Additionally, he raised concerns about intimidation tactics allegedly employed against Congress workers, citing incidents of violence, including the torching of a supporter’s restaurant. Saikia called for measures to guarantee a free and fair election and ensure the safety of Congress supporters.

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