Explained: When a former UP chief secretary becomes election commissioner

Anup Chandra Pandey's appointment last week caused a bit of a stir. Here's why.

ByNL Team
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There's a new election commissioner in town! His name is Anup Chandra Pandey and his appointment last week caused a bit of a stir.

Pandey previously served as chief secretary to Yogi Adityanath, the current chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. And this state is heading towards an election in March next year. This brings up a few questions about the new appointment and the role of an election commissioner, especially during a high-stakes election.

So, who is Anup Chandra Pandey? How was he appointed and what will he do during election season? Meghnad S explains.

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