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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.

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