Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who has not too long ago taken voluntary retirement from his service, has joined Janata Dal (United) on Sunday after repeatedly claiming that he wouldn’t be becoming a member of politics. On Saturday, Pandey met chief minister Nitish Kumar on the get together workplace and once more dismissed speculations over his becoming a member of politic. After being the centre of the Maharashtra police versus Bihar police controversy within the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput loss of life case, his sudden resolution to retire from his providers triggered speculations.
“I used to be known as by CM himself and requested to affix. Regardless of the get together asks me to do, I’ll do. I don’t perceive politics. I’m a easy one that has spent his time working for the downtrodden part of society,” he mentioned.
Pandey’s voluntary retirement simply earlier than the Bihar Meeting Elections 2020 set tongues wagging as political ambition is just not new for this 1987-batch IPS officer. In March 2009, he took untimely retirement as he reportedly needed to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) ticket however was not granted one.
On Saturday, the previous DGP met Nitish Kumar however mentioned it was not a political meet. “I got here right here to thank chief minister Nitish Kumar as he gave me full freedom to work. There was no discuss associated to polls and I’ve not but selected my becoming a member of the JD (U),” Pandey had mentioned.. However JD(U) sources have confirmed that the previous DGP “could be becoming a member of the get together on the earliest.”
Simply after his voluntary retirement, a music video that includes Pandey as ‘Bihar’s Robinhood’ was launched on YouTube — in what’s being seen because the groundwork to construct his picture.
Bihar is scheduled to go to the polls in three phases — on October 29, November three and November 7. The counting will probably be held on November 10.