Apni Party seeks clarification from Centre over non-local voters' inclusion in J-K electoral rolls

Updated: Aug 18 2022 8:00PM

Srinagar, Aug 18 (PTI) Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari on Thursday sought clarification from the Centre on the inclusion of non-local voters in the electoral rolls of Jammu and Kashmir and said his party will not allow anyone to change the Union territory's demography.

His reaction comes a day after Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Electoral Officer Hirdesh Kumar said the Union territory is likely to get around 25 lakh additional voters, including outsiders, as people ordinarily residing here even for work purpose can cast vote in the next assembly election.

Bukhari said the chief electoral officer's remarks have created confusion and uneasiness among the people.