New Delhi, Aug 28 : 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.
प्रशासनिक अनुभव से समृद्ध युवाशक्ति के प्रतीक पूर्व आईएएस अधिकारी श्री @OPChoudhary_CG का मैं @BJP4India में हार्दिक स्वागत करता हूँ। राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री @AmitShah जी के मार्गदर्शन में @BJP4CGState के ऊर्जावान सदस्य श्री चौधरी युवाओं के लिए एक नया आदर्श स्थापित करेंगे। pic.twitter.com/zilkgE6GAI
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) August 28, 2018
“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.