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Meeting of EC officials, civil societies to resolve standoff

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

A meeting between a three-member team and activists of an NGO to resolve the current over S B Shashank's removal remained inconclusive on Tuesday.

Following the over three-hour long meeting in which top government officials participated as well, the team said a final decision on the matter would be made by the full commission of the EC.

Vanlalruata said that the EC team informed the and the civil societies that they would submit their findings to the of India.

"In view of the decision on the removal of being yet to be made, picketing of the CEO's office would continue again from tomorrow (Wednesday)," Vanlalruata said.

The NGO maintained that (CEO) should be transferred out of and Bru voters in relief camps should exercise franchise in their respective polling stations inside Mizoram, he said.

Elections to the 40-member Assembly are scheduled to be held on November 28 and the counting of votes on December 11.

Meanwhile, angry locals gathered in large numbers in front of Commissioner's office near the border with protesting against the alleged intention of the district administration to enrol 500-700 Brus who are in the relief camps without conduct of hearings, police said.

No violence was reported as the Arun T assured the local leaders that the claims of the Bru voters from would not be entertained without a hearing.

Rallies were also taken out in all the other seven district headquarters and large towns while the NGO clamped a total shutdown in town under the district on the Mizoram-Tripura-border.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 21:05 IST