Rajasthan's new Chief Electoral Officer assumes charge (Lead)

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Jaipur : The newly appointed Chief Electoral Officer for Rajasthan, Anand Kumar, assumed his charge on Friday.

Kumar said his priority is to organise Assembly elections due later this year in a transparent, unbiased and peaceful manner.

Kumar, hailing from Rewari in Haryana, is a 1994-batch IAS officer who has served as District Collector of Dholpur, Dungarpur, Barmer, Rajsamand and Udaipur. He has also served on some other important posts in the state.

Kumar replaces Ashwani Bhagat who was removed as the Chief Electoral officer on Thursday.

Sources said an Election Commission's team that visited Jaipur on August 10-11 was reportedly not happy with Bhagat's working.