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Taxing taskmaster: As CEC, Chandra will oversee toughest Assembly polls

He will retire in May 2022, having overseen the Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur Assembly elections, leaving it to others to conduct the next general election due 2024

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chief election commissioner | Election Commission of India | Assembly elections

Aditi Phadnis  |  New Delhi 

Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner, CEC, ECI
Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra, 63, new (CEC) of India, will not get the opportunity to finish what he started. He joined the Election Commission in February 2019, just ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in May that year. Along with and Ashok Lavasa, the team supervised the election that brought Narendra Modi back to power as Prime Minister. But Chandra will not be at Nirvachan Sadan for the next Lok Sabha round: He will retire in May 2022, having overseen the Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur Assembly elections, leaving it to others to conduct the next general election due 2024.

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First Published: Fri, April 16 2021. 06:10 IST