Sushil Chandra appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner, to assume charge tomorrow

Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on 14 February, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He will demit office on 14 May, 2022.

Press Trust of India April 12, 2021 20:20:58 IST
Sushil Chandra appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner, to assume charge tomorrow

File image of Sushil Chandra. ANI

New Delhi: Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was on Monday appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner, the law ministry said.

According to a statement issued by the Legislative Department of the ministry, Chandra will assume charge on April 13. Incumbent Sunil Arora demits office on Monday.

Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on 14 February, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He would demit office on 14 May, 2022.

Under him, the Election Commission would hold Assembly polls in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

The term of the assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab ends on various dates in March next year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh assembly ends on 14 May next year.

New assemblies have to be constituted before their five-year term ends.

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