Balurghat: To ensure the voting of the journalists who are on-duty during the election the Confederation of North Bengal and Sikim Journalists’ organization has demanded the Election Commission for postal ballots facility for those journalists.
In the daily rush of news before the election and even after the results the media people remains so busy that they don’t get time to eat or drink. On the day of voting, they remain busy in covering the election and collecting or publishing news of democratic festival, hence, they didn’t get time for utilize their own democratic right and so they have united.
The postal ballot arrangement for the government staffs who are on election duty. Journalists’ organization, Confederation of North Bengal and Sikkim Journalists have demanded voting through postal ballot to ensure the voting rights of journalists. On Monday, the letter was sent to the Election Commission on behalf of the organization.
“The journalists are the fourth pillar of the constitution, but due to busy schedule during the election, they are deprived of their democratic rights. Journalists’ organization, Confederation of North Bengal and Sikkim Journalists have demanded voting through postal ballot to ensure the voting rights of journalists.” said Alip Mitra, president of Confederation of North Bengal and Sikkim Journalists.