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EC's dignity is paramount: Chawla
January 31, 2009 14:01 IST
Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, whose removal was recommended by Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami on Saturday, appeared to be in a combative mood, saying the 'dignity' of the constitutional body is "paramount".
Refusing to comment on the CEC's recommendation, Chawla said the Commission has conducted 'flawless' elections for the past several years. "We will continue to do so."
"The dignity of the Commission is paramount," he told PTI on being asked about Gopalswami's recommendation to the Government seeking his removal based on BJP's petition, which had complained of his "partisan" functioning.
Asked whether he contemplated quitting, Chawla said: "I am not even aware of the CEC recommendations. I do not want to say anything."
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