Ashish Kundra replaces SB Shashank as Mizoram poll officer
Ashish Kundra replaces SB Shashank : Ashish Kundra has been appointed as the Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), replacing SB Shashank who had faced protests in the poll-bound state.
The protests came over Shashank’s complaint against principal secretary (home) Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, who was then sacked, and his alleged decision to make special arrangements for Bru refugees from Mizoram to vote at their relief camps in Tripura.
Shashank had reportedly sought deployment of additional central armed police forces (CAPFs) in the north-eastern state and complained to the EC that the state’s former principal secretary, Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, was interfering in the poll process. Chuaungo, a native of Mizoram and a Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, was relieved of his duties earlier this month.
Source: at ANI