By TC News Desk
Agartala: February 16. At many as 20 voters living in the zero line of Indo-Bangladesh border in Jaypur area under West district of Tripura would cast their vote.
The Border Security Force deployed in the area has opened the gate at 6 AM for the Indian voters living in zero line of India Bangladesh international border.
A BSF official in a condition of anonymity said that the Indian voters living in the zero line of Indo-Bangladesh border will has to register their name with us and must check their attendance in the bio matric. “They must carry their document for the vote and as strict vigil is going on we only for voting purpose or else we don’t allow them to cross the border except the timing period or emergency”, said the official.
65-year-old Sahar Khatun who crossed the border one week ago and was living at her daughter’s place said, “I have casted my vote early morning as have to go back at my home after crossing the border. I enter in India one week back and used to stay with my daughter”.
While another voter Halima Begum who is 75-year-old said that they never face any problem living at zero line as BSF personnel are very helpful and cooperative. “Not only this election but in other elections too BSF helps us is crossing the border and inform us what to do and what not to during the poll”, she said.
Taslima Begam who came along with her son said, “We cast vote like festive way and this vote is necessary for education, peace and tranquility,”.The office of the Chief Electoral Officer has identified around 139 Indian voters who are living in the zero line of Indo-Bangladesh border.