FROM FOREIGN LANDS
In the voters list in the current elections, there are names suspected to have crept into the electoral rolls coming from foreign countries to the consternation of the officials. Whether such voters have rights in taking part in Indian elections in the North East. These names that entered are Italy, Argentina, Sweden and Jerusalem, all in the Umniuh – Tmar Elaka bordering Bangladesh. Also names of candidates of foreign origin like Wellborn, Promise land, Holland, in the Shella constituency having 850 male voters and 916 female voters. It was however, later verified that this is nothing uncommon as they are names of Indian citizens who have a birthright to vote and contest the elections. It so happens that the people of these border areas with the neighboring country are in the habit of the parents to give fancy names to their children.. Even children are given names of the days of the week like Sunday, Monday, Friday and also names of Indian states like Goa and Tripura and also Hindu deities like Ram, Lakhon and Durga.