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Ex-home secretary R K Singh set to join BJP tomorrow

Last updated on: December 12, 2013 21:25 IST

Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh is expected to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday afternoon.

A Times Now television channel report late on Thursday evening revealed that a formal announcement of Singh joining the BJP would be made at 4.30 p.m. on Friday.

Singh, a retired Indian Administrative Service officer of the Bihar cadre (1975 batch) was the Union home secretary from July 1, 2011 till June 30, 2013.

He succeeded G K Pillai and has since been succeeded by Anil Goswami.

Our correspondent in New Delhi reports that Singh might be given a ticket to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the saffron party.

Interestingly, it was Singh -- the district magistrate of Samastipur in 1990 --who arrested senior BJP leader L K Advani while his Rath Yatra was on its way to Ayodhya, on the orders of then Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.

 Image: RK Singh

With inputs from ANI