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Ex-Home Secy RK Singh to join BJP; to contest LS polls

New Delhi: Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh, who was instrumental in the arrest of LK Advani in 1990 during the Rath Yatra, will join BJP tomorrow and is likely to contest the next Lok Sabha polls from Bihar.

Singh had played a key role in the arrest of Advani during the Ram Temple movement while he was posted in Bihar that had led to the fall of the then VP Singh government following withdrawal of support by BJP.

 Ex-Home Secy RK Singh to join BJP; to contest LS polls

RK Singh, former home secretary is set to join the BJP and will contest elections from Bihar. PIB

Lalu Prasad, the then Chief Minister of Bihar, had ordered Advani's arrest in Samastipur on October 23, 1990. Singh, a 1975 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, had retired as Home Secretary on June 30.

He will join BJP in presence of BJP president Rajnath Singh, former Union Minister and MP from Bhalgalpur Shahnawaz Hussain and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, party's Bihar-incharge Dharmendra Pradhan and Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Singh is likely to contest from either Arra or Supaul Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, sources said.


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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2013 03:53:46 IST

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