Raipur ex-Collector joins BJP

Raipur ex-Collector joins BJP

Published
Hot News Text
1 min read
BJP. (File Photo: IANS)
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A couple of days after resigning from government service, former Raipur Collector Om Prakash Choudhary joined the BJP here on Tuesday in the presence of its President Amit Shah and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.
"I welcome O.P. Choudhary, a symbol of youth power with administrative experience. Under the guidance of Amit Shah, he will establish new ideals for the youth of Chhattisgarh," Raman Singh tweeted.
Choudhary, an IAS officer of the 2005 batch, resigned on August 25, saying "he wanted to devote more time for the country's development". He is likely to contest the Assembly polls from Raigarh this year.
Choudhary, aged 37 and popular as a youth icon in Chhattisgarh, came into the limelight when he established an education city for tribals in south Bastar as Collector of Dantewada.
He was also posted as Commissioner of the Raipur Municipal Corporation and Director, Public Relations, in Chhattisgarh.
A resident of Bayang village in Raigarh district, Choudhary hails from the backward Agharia community, which has a sizeable population in the district.
--IANS
bns/tsb/bg

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!