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Election Commissioner Arun Goel resigns as Lok Sabha polls approach

By PTI Updated: Mar 09, 2024 9:23 pm

NEW DELHI — Election Commissioner Arun Goel resigned on Saturday, days before the expected announcement of the schedule for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

His tenure was till December 2027.

According to a law ministry notification, Goel’s resignation has been accepted by President Droupadi Murmu with effect from Saturday. It was not immediately known why he stepped down.

Goel, a retired bureaucrat, was a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Punjab cadre. He had joined the Election Commission in November 2022.

Following the retirement of Anup Pandey in February and Goel’s resignation, the three-member EC panel has now only Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.

By PTI Updated: Mar 09, 2024 9:23:30 pm
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