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Two Maharashtra ex-bureaucrats join Congress

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Two top retired IAS officers from Maharashtra, including Uttam Khobragade, the father of controversial IFS Devyani Khobragade, have joined the Congress, a said here on Friday.

The other ex-is Kishore Gajbhiye, who was earlier with the Bahujan Samaj Party, said

Khobragade, 66 and Gajbhiye, 61, were welcomed to the party fold by here on Friday, he added tweeting pictures of the brief welcome ceremony.

has handled several key assignments including of Housing & Area Development Authority, and of (BEST), the crucial transport wing of

Post-retirement, the Mumbai-based bureaucrat had joined the Republican Party of India-A headed by Ramdas Athawale, but later switched over to led by

In 2013, his daughter made the headlines when she was the in the in for various reasons before she returned to

Among various high-profile postings, Gajbhiye, hailing from Nagpur, once served as the Additional Municipal in



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:56 IST