Gupteshwar Pandey, the previous police chief of Bihar who give up the power final month and was seen as priming himself for the election, won’t be contesting this time. Mr Pandey had joined the Janata Dal United led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. However his title was lacking from the entire checklist of 115 candidates of the get together introduced at present.
The previous police chief turned out to be second time unfortunate. His try to contest the elections from Buxar parliamentary seat in 2009 was not profitable both. This time, the Buxar seat went to the BJP as a part of the seat share cope with JD(U) and the get together didn’t make any effort to accommodate him.
Mr Pandey had taken voluntary retirement final month, and with the federal government able to waive the three-month customary cooling-off interval, he was able to launch himself into public life.
A laudatory video had quickly surfaced on Youtube, titled “Robin Hood of Bihar” , which turned an immediate hit.
In an interview to NDTV, Mr Pandey had simply stopped wanting saying that he would contest. “What is the hurt if I be part of politics? Is it unconstitutional, unethical or unlawful?” he had questioned as a substitute.
Three days later, he joined the Janata Dal United.
“I used to be known as by CM himself and requested to hitch. Regardless of the get together asks me to do, I’ll do. I do not perceive politics. I’m a easy one who has spent his time working for the downtrodden part of society,” Mr Pandey had informed media.
The previous police chief had been on the forefront of the Sushant Rajput case, which was dragged into the political enviornment forward of the election. Not solely had Mr Padey nudged the case all the way in which to the Supreme Court docket, his statements defending Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had drawn consideration for being unusually political for an IPS officer.
His touch upon Sushant Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty – that she didn’t have the aukat (stature) to criticize Chief Minister NItish Kumar – had introduced condemnation.
The Congress had taunted Devendra Fadnavis, the BJP’s election in-charge in Bihar, saying the BJP ally, Janata Dal United, should not give Mr Pandey a ticket to contest.