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Mizoram polls: EC team to hold talks with officials, leaders

Press Trust of India 

A high-level team of (EC) officials would be arriving in Friday to hold talks with top government officials and leaders of civil societies over the crisis that has rocked the poll arrangements in the state, official sources said.

The team, led by Sudeep Jain, would be visiting the state two days after S B was summoned to by the EC, following a massive agitation for his ouster by - a conglomerate of civil societies and student organisations.

had allegedly 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 committee, 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 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.

Friday is the last day for filing poll nominations, the list of which is expected to be released by 5pm.

A three-member team that visited the state on Tuesday night held talks with the government officials and the NGO to resolve the crises in the poll-bound state.

The meeting, however, remained inconclusive as the team said the final call would be made by the

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 19:55 IST