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Govt assures poll watchdog it will soon take the proposal to Cabinet for approval as this would require amendments to Representation of People’s Act.
Election Commission says move will be in national interest, since Aadhaar’s unique IDs would clean up duplicates from electoral roll. But it won’t be mandatory.
EC is in favour of the idea, but studying how recent amendments to Aadhaar Act may affect this linkage, says official.
The Election Commission is said to be pushing for a mandatory link between Aadhaar and voter ID to check attempts to manipulate polls.
Linking Aadhaar to voter ID can effectively check duplication and ghost voting and clean up the election process.