Devyani’s father Retd IAS officer Uttam Khobragade to contest LS election

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uttamUttam Khobragade, a retired IAS officer and father of diplomat Devyani Khobragade, said on Wednesday that he would contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Khobragade told that post his retirement; there was speculation about his foray into politics.

“There is nothing new in it (about joining politics). After I retired from the service talk started doing the rounds. Yes, I will contest the Lok Sabha election,” he said.

Refusing to disclose which political party he would join, Khobragade said, “Talks are on with various parties. I will make an announcement about it at an appropriate time.”

Asked about her daughter Devyani’s priority to bring back her two children to India, he said that they will be back next month.

“We will have to get their admissions done in a Delhi school to continue their education,” said Khobragade, who had served as general manager with BEST.