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Mizoram CEO to leave for Delhi on a summons by EC

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S B Shashank, whose removal has been demanded by the and several NGOs, said he would leave for on Wednesday after being summoned by the

said he would meet the poll panel Thursday in the national capital.

Meanwhile, hundreds of members of the (YMA) continued their picketing in front of the CEO's office from 8 am.

The of the NGO Coordination Committee, Vanlalruata, said the picketing would be called off only after the departure of

The meeting of a visiting team, state government officials and leaders of the on the current standoff here Tuesday night remained inconclusive as the EC team said that the final call would be made by the commission.

The team members said that they would submit their findings to the commission.

Vanlalruata said that should be transferred from and the Bru voters in the relief camps should exercise their franchise in their respective polling stations in

Thousands of people from the Bru community fled Mizoram in the late 1990s following ethnic clashes. They have been lodged in relief camps in

The agitators are also protesting the removal of the state's (Home) Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, a native of the

The state observed a bandh Tuesday in response to a call by the (MiMA) to extend support to the agitation.

Earlier on Monday, thanhawla had written to that "as people have lost faith in him, the only solution for smooth conduct of the Assembly elections 2018 would be removal of S B Shashank from office forthwith."

Election to the 40-member is scheduled for November 28.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 12:05 IST