Dalit leaders join Congress in Maharashtra

first_imgTwo Dalit leaders from Maharashtra joined the Congress after meeting the party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Friday.“Retired IAS officer and Republican Party of India (A) leader Uttam Khobragade and the Bahujan Samaj party leader Kishor Gajbhiye, who was also a former IAS officer formerly, joined the Congress in New Delhi today. Both the leaders were welcomed into the party by Congress president Rahul Gandhi,” the media department of Maharashtra Congress said in a statement.Uttam Khobrgade was the father of controversial IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officer Devyani Khobragade accused of Visa irregularities during her stint as India’s deputy consul in the United States in 2014.He retired from the IAS in 2011 and joined the RPI (A) in 2014. He was also appointed as the executive president of the party.Kishor Gajbhiye was the state general secretary of the BSP and contested from North Nagpur constituency in 2014 assembly elections.last_img

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