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Sushil Chandra succeeds Sunil Arora as CEC, to take charge on April 13

IndiaTimes Monday, 12 April 2021
Sushil Chandra on Monday was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from April 13, a day after incumbent CEC Sunil Arora demits office. Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
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Sushil Chandra on April 13 took charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner. Chandra replaces Sunil Arora who retired on April 12. Sushil Chandra was appointed as Election Commissioner in 2019 before Lok Sabha elections.

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Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge [Video]

Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge

Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's last day in office, the EC barred Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Chandra became an Election Commissioner in 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now oversee voting in the remaining 4 phases in Bengal, as well as declaration of results of elections in 4 states and 1 Union Territory. Watch the full video for more.

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TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee responded to a reporter’s question on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Banerjee said that said fighting Covid-19 is one of her top priorities now. “I am just a street fighter. I can boost up people so that we can fight against BJP. One cannot do everything alone. I think all together we can fight the battle for 2024. Let's fight Covid first. Now it is not the time, we should concentrate on Covid,” said Mamata. Banerjee powered TMC to victory in the West Bengal Assembly Elections. She will be sworn in as the CM of West Bengal for the third time on May 5. Watch the full video for more.

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