During the workshop, suggestions were sought from the social organizations over providing voter ID cards to the homeless people residing in the national capital.

Based on the suggestions provided by social organizations, the Election Commission has made an action plan to include maximum number of such people in the voter’s list.

Since December last year, Delhi has witnessed two elections. The assembly elections were concluded on December 8, whereas general elections on May 16. The Model Code of Conduct was ended here on May 18.

The Election Commission said that initiative is being taken to include the names of homeless, sex workers and transgenders in the electoral roll. Approximately two lakh homeless people are residing in the national capital. But so far, only seven thousand such people have been issued voter ID cards. Out of 4000 sex workers, only 300 have voter cards. Similarly, out of 10,000 transgenders, only 800 are entitled to vote.

Describing this workshop as a routine, Vijay Dev said that the Election Commission of India has not given any directive so far regarding the preparation of assembly polls in Delhi.

JPN/Bureau

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