Port Blair, Feb 28: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to issue necessary directions to concerned departments to schedule a ship for Campbell Bay via Hutbay at least 3 days before of Elections, so that every individual who are willing to cast their votes are able to reach their respective Island and exercise their franchise.

In his letter to the Hon’ble Lt. Governor Sharma mentioned that he has been approached by a large number of people from Hutbay and Great Nicobar Islands, who are willing to cast their valuable votes in upcoming Municipal and Panchayat Elections that due to the non-availability of ships they are not able to plan to their visit to their respective Islands and hence will not be able to cast their votes in coming Elections.

He mentioned that in a democracy it is a basic right to every individual to exercise their franchise in elections and hence requested the Lt. Governor to provide a ship for these Islanders to reach their respective Islands before Elections.