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Updated: January 2, 2014 18:27 IST

Ex-envoy Hardeep Puri joins BJP

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Hardeep Puri. File photo.
PTI Hardeep Puri. File photo.

Former envoy Hardeep Singh Puri joined the BJP on Thursday.

A 1974-batch Indian Foreign Service official, Mr. Puri said he was happy to formally join the party, which he had long admired for its strong sense of nationalism.

Welcoming him in the party fold, BJP president Rajnath Singh said, the party looks forward to utilising Mr. Puri’s experience in the areas of foreign, security and trade policies.

Mr. Puri has served in senior positions at the Ministries of External Affairs and Defence and held Ambassadorial level assignments in London and Brasilia and served as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva and New York.

During 2011 and 2012, as Permanent Representative, he led the Indian Delegation to the Security Council. He also chaired its Counter Terrorism Committee.

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As long as politics remains a method to make more money and enjoy power, this will continue. This is high time for people, who wants to see a developed and corruption free India, support AAP and similar other initiative.

from:  S Singh
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 22:24 IST

Of late, the norm is : upon retirement, one gets another plump post
thereby reporting to their former Juniors ! But condition is: one has
to be in the good books of the Ruling Bosses. Apparently you are not !

from:  moonsamy
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 19:23 IST

Now that his Diplomatic status is coming to an end its only natural that
he look around for immunity of other forms which will keep him insulated
from being called a common man.
Nothing special or surprising. The privileged class looks around for
privileges. Natural. Congress or BJP what difference does it make? Mr.
Puri you continue your work. We are all blind. We cannot see nor hear
neither understand

from:  joe
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 17:22 IST

These bureaucratic elites always find nice company in Corporate sponsored parties like BJP and Congress. They seem to loathe sweat and tears of common people on street. No wonder these two parties get rejected by Indian people

from:  Janarddan
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 16:25 IST

The recent high profile entries of Mr. RK Singh and Mr. Puri would prove to be a big
boost for the saffron party.

from:  Siddharth Pandit
Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 at 16:12 IST
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