DGP Gupteshwar Pandey takes VRS ahead of the Bihar assembly elections. DGP Pandey contests as NDA candidate in the forthcoming Assembly polls from Buxar, sources said. He has reportedly been assured a ticket from the BJP, the Indian Express reported.
Pandey had applied for VRS before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, but was not given a ticket from Buxar Lok Sabha seat. He had later withdrawn his VRS application.
On Tuesday late evening, the governor Phagu Chauhan approved Pandey’s VRS request. After Pandey’s VRS the Director-General of Civil Defence and Fire Services Sanjiv Kumar Singhal will take up the additional charges of the DGP till further order.
Why Gupteshwar Pandey takes VRS ahead of Bihar Election?
In the SSR case, Gupteshwar Pandey was very active and he was also attacked Mumbai Police and BMC for not supporting Bihar Police in SSR case investigation. In the SSR case, while Bihar police were asking for proper CBI investigation actress Rhea Chakraborty has accused the Bihar government of politicising Rajput’s death. In reply, Pandey hade made misogynistic remarks against the actress and said she did not have the stature to comment on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. In this scenario, Gupteshwar Pandey became quite popular in all over the country.
Mr Pandey said to NDTV that he wants to participate in the growth of the country so he has quit his job and decided to join politics.