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Ex-Assam top bureaucrat Bhanu joins Congress

GUWAHATI: Former additional chief secretary of Assam M.G.V.Okay. Bhanu, who retired ultimate July, joined the Congress, right here on Monday.

"If one talks of development in Assam, Congress is the only party. There is no alternative to Congress. I have a small house in Tezpur, because I love the city. Given an opportunity, I want to serve its people," stated Bhanu, adding he would try for price tag from Tezpur, but the resolution rests with the party.

An 1985 batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, Bhanu used to be referred to as the right-hand man of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and taken care of several vital departments between 2001 and 2006. He additionally worked with former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S.R. Reddy.

The Congress would possibly box Bhanu from the Tezpur constituency, the place he's moderately standard for the welfare actions he initiated during his tenure.

As the Tea Board of India chairman between 2011 and 2013, the veteran IAS officer is understood to have presented several welfare schemes for small tea growers, who contain a sizeable population of Tezpur.

In the run-up to elections, the Congress has began accepting applications from price tag seekers. To take at the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the party, which is in the opposition in Assam, has revived the North East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC).

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