The Election Commission (ECI) constituted a high-powered committee under the leadership of the Deputy Election Commissioner to discuss with the protesters demanding the removal of Mizoram's Chief Election Officer (CEO). In a statement, the ECI has said that it has accepted various aspects of the proposal passed by the NGO Coordination Committee of Mizoram, which is performing. The decision was taken after the delegation's interaction with the Election Commission. "The Election Commission has decided to deploy a high-level team under the leadership of Mizoram Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain for further deliberation on his proposal," the statement said.
Jharkhand's Chief Election Officer, Lal Bahiyatlunga Khaiangte has also been included in the committee. He is a resident of Mizoram. The protesters demanded the removal of Mizoram Chief Election Officer SB Shashank, after which the ECI formed the committee. On Wednesday, the NGO Co-ordination Committee stopped the show in Aizawl. NLL Co-ordination Committee chairman Annalaruata said that after the departure of state election officials including the CEO of Mizoram, the demonstration was stopped at one o'clock in the day.
From the flight of the evening, the CEO left for New Delhi. Earlier in the day, Shashank said that the Election Commission has summoned him and he will meet the Election Commission in the National Capital on Thursday. Significantly, many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are demanding to remove Shashank. The movement was started on Tuesday to remove Shashank, which continued on Wednesday morning. A large number of members of the Young Mizo Association gathered in front of the CEO office at 8.00 in the morning. Later the demonstrators were dispersed.
The assembly elections in Mizoram will be held on November 28. Vanlaluruta said that the Coordination Committee will wait and keep an eye on the decisions made by the Election Commission on the CEO. He said, 'If Shashank returns, then the movement will be revived.' The NGO Coordination Committee is demanding that Shashank should be removed and transferred to the state.