Bihar: Ten days after joining the Janata Dal-United (JDU), former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey has said on Wednesday that he will not contest the upcoming elections. Pandey, who joined the party just before the election, suffered a major setback when the Buxar seat he wanted to contest went to the BJP account.
Pandey, who recently took voluntary retirement from the post of DGP, was in the race to contest from his home town Buxar as a JDU candidate, however, with faces like Lok Sabha MP Ashwini Choubey, Buxar has always been a strong BJP stronghold. . The assembly seat is currently held by Sanjay Kumar ‘Munna’ Tiwari of Congress.
After this, Gupteshwar Pandey gave a long explanation through Facebook and said that he is not contesting elections. According to him, “I am troubled by the call of many of my well-wishers, I understand their worries and troubles. After my retirement, everyone expected that I would contest but I am not contesting the assembly this time. Nothing to disappoint Not. Be patient. My life is spent in the struggle. I will be in service of the public all my life. Please be patient and do not call me. My life is dedicated to the people of Bihar. “
“I salute all the big brothers and sisters, mothers and youths of my native land Buxar, and all the big brothers and sisters of the caste religion there.” Keep your love and blessings.”
Interestingly, Pandey’s former police aide Sunil Kumar has been nominated by JDU from Bhore (reserved seat) in Gopalganj district. He has recently retired as the Director-General (Home Guard). The JDU got two seats in Buxar district – Rajpur (reserved SC) and Dumraon – where it has named the ministers of state Santosh Kumar Nirala and Anjum Ara respectively.
DGP in headlines from Sushant case
The former Bihar DGP came into the limelight after playing an important role in the Bihar Police investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Explain that a team of Bihar Police was sent to Mumbai to investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, which was stopped in Mumbai by the Maharashtra government. Pandey alleged that the Mumbai police was not impartial in investigating the death of the late actor.
Earlier, Pandey took premature retirement to contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2009, but later the state government did not accept his VRS application and reinstated him in service.
The Election Commission of India announced the upcoming Bihar assembly election date on Friday. The 243-member Legislative Assembly will be in three phases – the first phase on October 28, the second on November 3 and the third on November 7, while the counting of votes and results will be announced on November 10.