Former Bihar Police chief Gupteshwar Pandey was denied a ticket to contest the upcoming state meeting elections in all probability after he raised questions, Maharashtra House Minister Anil Deshmukh sarcastically remarked right this moment. Mr Pandey, who joined Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) (JDU) after quitting the drive final month, was disregarded of the celebration’s candidate record launched on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Mr Deshmukh had pointed a query at Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis, tasked with managing the celebration’s marketing campaign in Bihar. “I need to ask Devendra Fadnavis whether or not he’ll marketing campaign for Mr Pandey, a person who insulted Maharashtra,” the Maharashtra House Minister had mentioned at a press convention.
“To provide Gupteshwar Pandey a ticket or not is their inner matter. I had requested BJP leaders if they might marketing campaign for him. Maybe that was the explanation he was denied a ticket,” Mr Deshmukh mentioned right this moment with a smirk.
The Director Normal of Police (DGP) in Bihar until then, Mr Pandey opted for voluntary retirement from service on September 22, 5 months forward of finishing his official tenure. 5 days later, on September 27, he joined the state’s ruling JD(U) after the necessary three-month cooling off interval was waived for him to hitch politics.
The previous DGP was then broadly believed to be the JD(U)’s candidate from his residence city of Buxar for the Bihar elections starting October 28.
This transfer by JD(U) was broadly criticised by the Nationalist Congress Social gathering (NCP) in addition to the Congress, a part of Maharashtra’s ruling mix.
Earlier, on September 28, the Congress, too, had raised related questions. “Will probably be fairly painful if BJP’s ally JD(U) provides ticket to Gupteshwar Pandey, who had insulted Mumbai Police and defamed Maharashtra, at a time when Devendra Fadnavisji is BJP’s Bihar in-charge,” celebration spokesperson Sachin Sawant had tweeted.
These feedback have been in reference to Mr Pandey’s function in probing the case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying in Mumbai in June. The previous DGP accused the Maharashtra authorities and Mumbai Police of making an attempt to scuttle the Bihar cops’ probe into Mr Rajput’s dying.
Nonetheless, when the JD(U) seat-sharing association with BJP was introduced, the Buxar seat went to the BJP, elevating doubts over Mr Pandey’s probabilities.