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EC deputes team for talks with Mizoram NGOs

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday deputed a high-level team led by a to hold further talks with the NGOs demanding the axing of (CEO) S.B. Shashank.

The EC said that while it accepted the "broad contours" of the joint resolution passed by the NGOs, it had decided to depute a "higher-level team led by Sudeep Jain", in-charge of Mizoram, to have "further discussions" on November 9 at Aizwal.

The other members of the team would be Jharkhand Lalbiakthanga Khiangte, and Additional

"Considering the urgency of the matter, a full Commission meeting was convened today (Wednesday) to further build on this mutual understanding (with NGOs). After due deliberations, the Commission, while accepting broad contours of the resolution passed by the NGOs, decided to depute a higher-level EC team," the EC said.

The NGOs Coordination Committee (MNCC) has urged the people to continue their protests until Shashank was removed as the and Principal Secretary (Home) Chuaungo, a 1987-batch Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, was reinstated.

The last week removed from his post for dereliction of duty and interference in the election process.

was accused of creating obstacles in allowing the Reang tribals, sheltered in for over 21 years, to vote in the November 28 polls to the 40-member

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 17:52 IST
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