Mizoram chief minister writes to PM Modi, seeks chief electoral officer’s removal
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Mizoram chief minister writes to PM Modi, seeks chief electoral officer’s removal

Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the immediate removal of state Chief Electoral Officer S B Shashank.

Mizoram elections 2018 Updated: Nov 05, 2018 19:21 IST
Mizoram chief minister,Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla,Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the immediate removal of state Chief Electoral Officer S B Shashank.(HT File Photo)

Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the immediate removal of state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S B Shashank.

The people of Mizoram have lost faith in Shashank, who, according to a section of media, had complained to the Election Commission (EC) that principal secretary (home) Lalnunmawia Chuaungo was interfering in the poll process, the chief minister wrote.

Elections to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly are scheduled to be held on November 28.

“As people have lost faith in him, the only solution for smooth conduct of Assembly elections 2018 now would be removal of CEO S B Sashank from office forthwith,” the chief minister wrote in his letter to the Prime Minister. A copy of the letter is available with PTI.

First Published: Nov 05, 2018 18:59 IST