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EC transfers Assam returning officer amid first phase poll

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The Thursday transferred the returning of Lok Sabha constituency of after receiving complaints against him from the central observers.

Phoni Bhushan Roy, who is also the of district, was shifted on a day when the first phase poll was held in five other constituencies of the state.

Roy was replaced by M S Manivannan, of the state agriculture department, sources in the state CEO's office said here.

The sources said the central observers have complained to the EC against Roy regarding his "non-performance and lack of knowledge" about the constituency.

The EC had sent Abhinav Chandra as the Observer of the seat, while Sanjeev Kumar Kalra is stationed as the Police Observer.

Karimganj is going to polls in the second phase on April 18.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:45 IST