Odisha CM condoles death of former CEC TN Seshan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday condoled  the demise of former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan, who passed away in Chennai last night. He was 86.

The Chief Minister too to Twitter route to express his grief. “Deeply saddened by the passing away of former Chief Election Commissioner & Ramon Magsaysay awardee #TNSeshan. At the helm of
@ECISVEEP , he stressed major electoral reforms and was well respected across party lines for his integrity & dedication towards democratic processes, ” he tweeted.

 

A 1955 batch IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, Seshan had led the Election Commission from 1990 to 1996.  He was  known for ushering in reforms to ensure free and fair elections in the country. His electoral reforms include enforcement of Model Code of Conduct, issuance of Voter IDs etc.

Seshan was conferred the Magsaysay Prize for Public Service in 1996.

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