EC An­nounces to Re­place Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer in Mi­zo­ram

The Day After - - DAIRY -

The Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of In­dia (ECI) last fort­night an­nounced its de­ci­sion to re­place Shashank fol­low­ing mas­sive protests by civil so­ci­ety groups here, de­mand­ing his ouster over his al­leged “pro-Bru” stance. Sev­eral ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Mi­zo­ram have sug­gested that the 11,232 Bru vot­ers in Tripura re­lief camps should re­turn to their vil­lages and cast their votes af­ter en­rolling them­selves.

Sev­eral po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Mi­zo­ram have ac­cused former Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer (CEO) SB Shashank of be­ing anti-Mizo and “punc­tur­ing” the state’s en­vi­able record of hold­ing peace­ful polls for decades. This the first time po­lit­i­cal par­ties have openly crit­i­cised the ex-CEO, who was at the cen­tre of a row over al­legedly try­ing to fa­cil­i­tate Bru vot­ers in Tripura re­lief camps to vote in the Novem­ber 28 Mi­zo­ram Assem­bly elec­tions from that state.

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