New Delhi, May 9 : Son-in-law of former President Giani Zail Singh Sarwan Singh Channy joined the BJP in presence of Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday.
Mr Gadkari gave the party membership to Mr Channy at the party headquarters here. Mr Channy is a retired officer of the 1982 batch Indian Administrative Service. He had held various important key positions in the Punjab Government including Principal Secretary Home, NRI Affairs, Financial commissioner Appeals, MD Markfed and Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana.
He was Chief Information Commissioner of Punjab from September 17, 2014 to May 3 when he retired this year. The ex-civil servant’s entry into the BJP follows several other individuals from an IAS background joining the ruling party in recent months. (UNI)