THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Planning Board member C.P. Narayanan has been appointed political secretary to Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan. He replaces K.N. Balagopalan who quit the post following his election as a Rajya Sabha member.
Mr. Achuthanandan had earlier objected to the CPI(M) decision, taken two months ago, to post Mr. Narayanan as his political secretary. However, the party's decision prevailed.