NEW DELHI, Dec 2 - Sunil Arora, who took over as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner on Sunday, sought cooperation of political parties and people to make elections �totally free, fair and ethical�.
He succeeded O P Rawat who demitted office on Saturday. The Lok Sabha elections, which are due next year, will be conducted by the poll panel under Arora, the 62-year-old former bureaucrat.
Besides the Parliamentary polls, the 2019 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim will be held during his tenure.
He will be in office till April 12, 2021. After assuming charges,� the new Chief Election Commissioner sought cooperation from all stakeholders - political parties, media, civil society organisations and people at large � �in making our elections totally free, fair, peaceful, accessible and ethical.� � PTI