Devyani Khobragade effect: Uttam Khobragade to contest elections

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SummaryUttam Khobragade, the retired IAS officer and father of senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade who returned to India last week after being indicted for visa fraud in the US, today said he would contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Uttam Khobragade, the retired IAS officer and father of senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade who returned to India last week after being indicted for visa fraud in the US, today said he would contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Khobragade said that post his retirement, there were speculations about his foray into politics.

"There is nothing new in it (about joining politics). After I retired from the service the talks 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 daughter Devyani Khobragade'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 the BEST General Manager.

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