Ashish Kundra new Mizoram chief electoral officer

IAS officer Ashish Kundra. (Source: Twitter/AshishKundra)

The Election Commission on Thursday appointed IAS officer Ashish Kundra as poll-bound Mizoram's new chief electoral officer, replacing S B Shashank.

The order came after some civil society groups in Mizoram demanded Shashank's ouster over a row on allowing Bru voters lodged in Tripura relief camps to exercise their franchise from there.

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"The Election Commission of India in consultation with the Government of Mizoram hereby nominates Ashish Kundra as the chief electoral officer for the state of Mizoram with immediate effect," a notification issued by the EC said.

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The EC had earlier asked the Mizoram government for a panel of names to replace Shashank.

Mizoram goes to polls on November 28. 

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