EC has agreed to remove poll official, claims Mizo group

GUWAHATI/AIZAWL: The influential civil society workforce, NGO Coordination Committee of Mizoram (MNCC), called off its agitation on Friday after it said the Election Commission agreed to each its calls for - to take away leader electoral officer (CEO) SB Shashank and make it necessary for Bru refugees in Tripura to forged their votes within Mizoram where they're registered as voters - at a gathering in Aizawl.

Umbrella frame MNCC's chairperson Vanlalruata said, "The EC has agreed to our demands. We asked for an assurance and they gave it to us. So, we have called off our protest." He added that the EC group said it will take a few days to call the brand new CEO. Shashank has been tenting in Delhi, as issues get resolved in Aizawl.

On Friday, an EC group, led through deputy election commissioner Sudeep Jain, arrived in Aizawl for the second one time this week in the wake of the continued controversy over the CEO and the vote casting rights of Bru refugees living in Tripura. The group is anticipated to brief the commission as soon as it's back in Delhi. Even Shashank would possibly place his version in EC.

The civil society teams had launched a gherao of the CEO's place of work and described him as 'a Bru sympathizer.' It additionally said that major secretary for house Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, who used to be transferred following a criticism from Shashank that he used to be 'interfering with the ballot procedure, used to be a Mizo hero who were wronged through the EC. Chuaungo is a Gujarat-cadre IAS officer despatched on deputation to Mizoram.

Their call used to be echoed through CM Lal Thanhawla in a contemporary letter to PM Narendra Modi.
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