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Sushil Chandra appointed Chief Election Commissioner: Law Ministry

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was on Monday appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner, the Law Ministry said.

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sushil Chandra, chief election commissioner
Sushil Chandra

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was on Monday appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner, the said.

According to a statement issued by the Legislative Department of the ministry, Chandra will assume charge on April 13. Incumbent Sunil Arora demits office on Monday.

Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha .

He would demit office on May 14, 2022.

Under him, the would hold assembly polls in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

The term of the assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab ends on various dates in March next year.

The term of the Uttar Pradesh assembly ends on May 14 next year.

New assemblies have to be constituted before their five year term ends.


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First Published: Mon, April 12 2021. 19:59 IST