Rahul Bhatnagar becomes new UP chief secretary


Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday appointed Rahul Bhatnagar as the state's new chief secretary. Bhatnagar replaces 1982 batch IAS officer Deepak Singhal as chief secretary.

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On being appointed as new chief secretary, Bhatnagar said, "A good opportunity to work in the interest of the state. It's a huge responsibility on my shoulders."

Singhal was appointed as chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh in July this year replacing Alok Ranjan. This is the third removal in a row in Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government. Earlier on Monday, UP CM removed the mining minister Gayatri Prajapati and the Panchayati Raj Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Raj Kishore Singh from their Cabinet.

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