New Election Commissioners Assume Charge Amidst Election Date Speculation

Newly-appointed Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu have assumed charge, announced ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections schedule. Chosen by a panel chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they fill vacancies left by recent resignations. This follows Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s remarks on the selection process, citing concerns. Former bureaucrat Gyanesh Kumar and ex-Chief Secretary Sukhbir Singh Sandhu now join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.