Stoking a controversy, BJP MP from Muzaffarnagar Sanjeev Baliyan Thursday demanded that male officials should check the identity of burqa-clad women at poll stations where women personnel have not been posted.
Speaking to reporters in Muzaffarnagar, Baliyan said, "If someone comes in a burqa, whether the same person is coming four or five times, how will you check".
"Without checking the face, how can you allow anyone to cast vote," he asked.
"Already there is a mechanism in place that district magistrates have deployed women officials to ascertain the identity of female voters. Wherever there are burqa-clad women voters, women poll officials are posted to ascertain their identity," he said.
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