V L Kantha Rao appointed as chief electoral officer of MP


The Madhya Pradesh government, on the directive of the Election Commission of India (ECI), today appointed V L Kantha Rao as the chief electoral officer (CEO) of the state.

Rao, a 1992-batch IAS officer, replaced Salina Singh.

Assembly elections are due in the state by year-end.

The ECI had asked for a panel of three officers for the post, and picked Kantha Rao from the panel, a state public relations department official said.