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EC team to arrive in poll-bound Mizoram as demands surge for CEO's removal

The high-level team will hold discussions with Chief Secretary Arvind Ray, other senior officials and leaders of civil societies in an effort to resolve the impasse

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

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A three-member team of the will arrive in poll-bound on Tuesday to assess the situation in view of the demand for the ouster of state's (CEO) S B Shashank, official sources said.

The high-level team will hold discussions with Chief Secretary Arvind Ray, other senior officials and leaders of civil societies in an effort to resolve the impasse, the sources said.

The team, comprising Jharkhand state CEO L Khiangte, Director of Election Commission and Secretary, Election Commission, S B Joshi is expected to reach the state capital on Tuesday afternoon.

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

Chief Minister on Monday wrote to Prime Minister seeking immediate removal of the state CEO as "people have lost faith in him".

S B Shashank's removal is the only solution for smooth conduct of the November 28 Assembly elections, the chief minister said in the letter.

Seeking the CEO's exit, the NGO Coordination Committee, an umbrella organisation of major civil societies and student associations, began picketing in front of the CEO's office from Tuesday morning.

People congregated in large numbers in front of the state CEO's office Tuesday following a call by an umbrella organisation of major civil societies and student associations to picket demanding his removal.

The sources said that the CEO did not attend office.

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 13:30 IST
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