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EC seeks names for Mizoram CEO's post

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Saturday initiated the process of finding an alternative to who is facing a massive agitation for his ouster by a conglomerate of and student organisations.

A Commission said here that in a meeting held Saturday, the poll panel has "only decided to call for a panel of names for the post of from of "

The said "next steps" will "only be taken after receiving the report of the team led by Sudip Jain".

State S B had reportedly sought deployment of additional central armed police forces (CAPF) in the state and complained to the that the state's former principal was interfering with the poll process.

Chuaungo, a native of and a Gujarat-cadre was relieved of his duties earlier this month.

The - a conglomerate of civil societies and student organisations - along with other political leaders, had been demanding Shashank's exit from the state since then.

The NGO also demanded that 11,232 Bru voters lodged in six relief camps be allowed to exercise their franchise at their respective polling stations in Mizoram and not in as committed by the poll panel in 2014.

Thousands of people from the Bru community had fled Mizoram in 1997 following ethnic clashes. They have since been lodged in six relief camps in

Election to the 40-member will be held on November 28.

As many as 211 contestants have filed nominations for the elections.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 17:00 IST