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Mizoram CM writes to PM, seeks chief electoral officer's removal

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on Monday wrote to seeking the immediate removal of S B as "people have lost faith in him".

Shashank's removal is the only solution for smooth conduct of the November 28 Assembly elections, the said in the letter.

He said people of have lost faith in Shashank, who, according to a section of media, complained to the (EC) that (home) was interfering in the poll process.

Chuaungo, a 1987-batch Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, has been relieved of his responsibilities in the state.

The EC has instructed him to report before the

"As people have lost faith in him, the only solution for smooth conduct of Assembly elections 2018 now would be removal of S B from office forthwith," the wrote in the letter, a copy of which is available with PTI.

He also suggested that be replaced by an

"Additional can take over Shashank's responsibilities if making fresh arrangements were difficult at this juncture," the CM said.

Earlier in the day, Shashank told reporters here that he was fulfilling his responsibilities in accordance with the poll panel's instructions and sought an apology for "hurting sentiments" of the people of the state.

NGO Coordination Committee, an umbrella body of major civil societies and student organisations, sought Shashank's exit from the state, shortly after the EC removed Chuaungo.

The committee also threatened to picket the if Shashank does not leave the state by Monday evening.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:10 IST