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Ex-NALCO Chief Tapan Chand Joins BJP

Bhubaneswar:6/3/24: Former Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of NALCO  Tapan Chand joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party Odisha unit president Manmohan Samal here on Wednesday.

After the joining event, Chand said, “The BJP is the largest platform for development and prosperity of India which is why I decided to be party of it. I had an opportunity to implement the development agenda of PM Modi during my stint at NALCO. So, development has become a habit. PM Modi’s dedication, hard work and work ethic inspires me.”

Chand was associated with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) during his college days. He was also the students union president of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, from where he graduated as a gold medalist.

He took charge as full-time CMD of Navratna PSU, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), on July 25, 2015. Two years later, he joined as the director of Central Coalfields Limited. He also served Vedanta as Resident Director of Odisha and Chhattisgarh. He has over 3 decades of experience in mining and metal sector.

Ahead of the simultaneous election in Odisha, the BJP has been witnessing an induction spree.

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