Uttam Khobragade, the father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade who recently returned home after her indictment in the United States in a visa fraud case, is likely to enter politics ahead of the upcoming General Elections.
He is also currently in talks with various political parties and is keen to contest the General Elections this year as well, as per reports.
It is not the first time that the retired IAS officer has hinted at joining politics. The senior bureaucrat had reportedly hinted at joining politics few years back as well.
The retired bureaucrat is a Dalit and 1984 batch IAS officer and has been in news after his name got involved in multi-crore Adarsh Housing Society scam.
His daughter, Devyani Khobragade, was indicted in US for visa fraud and making false statements. The arrest triggered a controversy and strained the diplomatic ties between the two sides after news of Devyani being strip-searched in the US on December 12 last year spread.
The senior IAS officer said that he will continue to struggle till charges against his daughter Devyani are dropped.