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Bihar Assembly polls | Party ticket eludes ex-Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey for second time

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His title didn’t determine within the listing of 115 JD(U) candidates launched on Wednesday

Former Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey was unfortunate a second time as his title didn’t determine within the listing of 115 Janata Dal-United (JD-U) candidates, launched on Wednesday, to contest the upcoming State Assembly ballot.

A 1987 batch IPS officer Mr. Pandey had lately taken voluntary retirement from the service, and with the State authorities able to waive the customary three month cooling-off interval, he joined the ruling JD(U) to contest the Assembly elections from what was thought-about more likely to be Buxar, his home district.

Earlier, in 2009 too, he had taken voluntary retirement from the police service to contest the Lok Sabha ballot on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from the Buxar parliamentary constituency, however was denied the social gathering ticket on the final hour, after which he was controversially reinstated into the police service 9 months later.

In a contemporary put up on Facebook late on Wednesday evening, Mr. Pandey expressed his emotions to his well-wishers. “After my retirement from services everyone has hope that I’ll contest the assembly poll this time but I’m not contesting the election…there is no need to be desperate and to feel let down..have patience…my life has been fraught with struggle and I’ll keep serving people..please don’t call me as I’m disturbed with phone calls of my well-wishers,” Mr. Pandey mentioned within the put up.

Mr. Pandey has over 7 lakh followers for his Facebook account.

Earlier, when requested if he can be becoming a member of politics after taking voluntary retirement, Mr. Pandey had shot again at mediapersons, “Is it a crime to join politics? Is it unconstitutional? Is it unethical?”

Later, after becoming a member of the JD(U) at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s official residence, within the presence of Mr. Kumar and different senior social gathering leaders, he had mentioned that he would contest the upcoming Assembly ballot to “serve people”.

It is claimed that he was all set to contest the ballot from Buxar however, underneath the National Democratic Alliance, Buxar has gone to the BJP’s kitty.

District BJP employees and leaders had registered their robust protest to the social gathering management that they’d not settle for Mr. Pandey as their candidate.

The higher caste dominated Buxar seat has been a BJP stronghold, represented thrice by Sukhda Pandey, an articulate college professor and chief.

However, within the 2015 Assembly ballot, Congress chief Sanajy Tiwari alias Munna Tiwari had received the ballot from the Buxar seat, defeating BJP candidate Pradeep Dubey.

Mr. Dubey, mentioned to be near senior State BJP chief and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, has been fielded once more by the BJP from the seat.

On Tuesday, it was rumoured that Mr. Pandey would be a part of the BJP to contest the ballot from Buxar, however amid simmering seat-sharing discussions among the many NDA allies and robust protests by native social gathering leaders in opposition to his candidature, Mr. Pandey’s luck proved elusive a second time.

The former police chief of Bihar had lately dominated headlines in media due to his theatrical statements on the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying case.

He had additionally controversially mentioned Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty “did not have the aukaad (stature)” to make feedback about CM Nitish Kumar.

He additionally accused the Mumbai police of not cooperating with Bihar police within the Sushant Singh Rajput dying case.

The Bollywood actor had hailed from State capital Patna, and an FIR was lodged by his father Okay. Okay. Singh on the native Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna.

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