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In the midst of controversy, Election Commission gets new faces

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In the midst of controversy, Election Commission gets new faces


Election Commission of India (Photo: PTI)Election Commission of India (Photo: PTI)
New DelhiTwo new faces are set to join the top of the Election Commission of India amid increased scrutiny and controversy. Adhir Ranjan, a stalwart of the Congress in Lok Sabha revealed that two bureaucrats, Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, and Gyanesh Kumru, have been nominated to fill these vacant posts.

Chowdhury – a central figure in Prime Minister NarendraModi’s selection process – revealed that he and Union Home Minister Amit Sharma participated in the discussions to nominate two Election Commissions who will work with Chief Elections Commissioner Rajiv Kumar before the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

Chowdhury was not shy in his criticism of the process. He condemned the exclusion from the selection panel of the Chief Judge of India. He criticized the recent legal amendment which excluded the Chief Justice of India, and lamented the reduction of committee autonomy to “formality,” thus tipping the balance in favor of…



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