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V L Kantha Rao new chief electoral officer of Madhya Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The government, on the directive of the (ECI), today appointed V L as the electoral officer (CEO) of the state.

Rao, a 1992-batch IAS officer, replaced

Assembly elections are due in the state by year-end.

The ECI had asked for a panel of three officers for the post, and picked from the panel, a state public relations department said.

had completed three years as the a few months ago, the said. However, there is no fixed term for the post, he clarified.

The government today also appointed Rajesh Kumar Kaul, an 2007-batch IAS officer, as the joint electoral officer. The order was issued by the General Administration Department.

Before the by-elections in the state earlier this year and also afterwards, state and had approached the election commission alleging irregularities in electoral rolls.

Reacting to Rao's appointment, Nath today said, "I expect the new to conduct Assembly polls in an impartial manner, and to deal with our complaints seriously.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 21:25 IST