Ex-IAS officer K J Alphons joins BJP

Alphons, who had resigned from the IAS in 2006 and won the Kanjirappally Assembly constituency in Kottayam district of Kerala as an independent candidate just 32 days after quitting service, told reporters that he is joining the BJP as he was “most impressed” with the party’s development agenda.

The former bureaucrat, who had won the elections with Left support, resigned from his Assembly seat a couple of hours before he joined the BJP.

“I have great faith in the ability of India. I see BJP on the path of development,” Alphons said. Gadkari took the initiative to bring Alphons into the party. Both of them have a similar view on “politics of development.”

“I am also appointing him as a member of the party’s national executive. He will be involved with the preparation of the party’s India Vision Document as well,” he said.

Alphons was declared as one of the 100 young global leaders by Time Magazine in 1994.

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