Mizoram Chief Minister Seeks Chief Electoral Officer’s Removal

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Election Commission had earlier directed government to remove a principal secretary-level officer.


Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the immediate removal of state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SB Shashank.

"The people of Mizoram have lost faith in Shashank, who had reportedly complained to the Election Commission (EC) that principal secretary (home) Lalnunmawia Chuaungo was interfering in the poll process, the chief minister wrote.

Elections to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly are scheduled for November 28.

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"As people have lost faith in him, the only solution for smooth conduct of Assembly elections 2018 now would be his from office forthwith," the chief minister wrote in his letter to the prime minister.

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