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Rajiv Kumar appointed Chief Election Commissioner of India

12/05/2022 at 1:48 PM

Chief Election Commissioner of India

New Delhi, May 12: The President of India has appointed Rajiv Kumar as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter and informed that Kumar is the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 15th May, 2022. 

Rajeev Kumar will replace Sushil Chandra who conducted the last five state assembly elections in 2022.

The Law Minister tweeted, “In pursuance of clause (2) of article 324 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 15th May, 2022. My best wishes to Shri Rajiv Kumar.”

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