He, however, quit the Congress in 2016 and later formed his own party, Janta Congress Chhattisgarh, the same year.
1980-batch IAS officer Jaya Prakash Narayana founded Lok Satta Party
Born in Andhra Pradesh, Jaya Prakash Narayana is one of the most popular IAS officer-turned-politicians.
The 1980-batch IAS officer resigned after 16 years of service in 1996 due to hurdles to progress and development like faulty governance.
He later started the Lok Satta Movement, an NGO, to educate people about their voting rights and the government's responsibilities. He founded Lok Satta Party in 2006.
#5: Kashmir's first IAS topper Shah Faesal resigned in 2019
Shah Faesal, a 2010-batch IAS officer, resigned recently in January 2019. He became the first-ever Kashmiri to top UPSC Civil Services Examination. He quit IAS to protest "unabated killings" in Kashmir among other things. He launched his party, Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement, in March.