The title of the previous state police chief, who was given membership of the JD(U) by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was lacking from the listing of nominees made public yesterday.
- Last Updated: October 8, 2020, 5:34 PM IST
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Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who took VRS final month and joined JD(U), on Wednesday evening mentioned in a social media submit that he will not be contesting the state Assembly elections. The title of the previous state police chief, who was given membership of the JD(U) by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was lacking from the listing of nominees made public yesterday.
Addressing his “well-wishers”, Pandey mentioned, “After my retirement, everyone expected that I would contest the election, but this time I am not contesting the assembly elections….I will be in public service all my life.”
“My life is dedicated to the people of Bihar. I salute all the big brothers and sisters, mothers and youth of my native land Buxar, and all the elders and brothers of all religions religion! Keep your love and blessings!” he additional wrote
Buxar, hometown of Pandey and Shahpur constituency from the place it was speculated within the media that he may contest the state polls have gone to the BJP underneath seat-sharing method. The JD(U) received two seats within the Buxar district- Dumraon and Rajpur (reserved SC)-where it named Anjum Ara and state minister Santosh Kumar Nirala respectively.
Earlier, Pandey had hit the nationwide headlines within the dying case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Though Pandey couldn’t discover place within the JD(U)’s listing, his former police colleague Sunil Kumar, who retired as Director General (Home Guards) not too long ago has been nominated by the JD(U) from Bhore (reserved seat) in Gopalganj district.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh that Pandey was denied ticket over fears that the get together leaders would marketing campaign for him, information company ANI reported. “Giving an election ticket to Gupteshwar Pandey is a matter of the party. We had asked whether the BJP leaders will campaign for him in the Bihar assembly elections. Maybe it was due to the fear of this question that he was not given a ticket,” he mentioned.