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Ex-Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

TPE Correspondent

New Delhi September 26th

ormer Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who has created quite a flutter with his retirement and rumours of joining politics, met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday afternoon.

However, Gupteshwar Pandey once again refrained from coming clear on his political intentions and said he is yet to take a call on this. Last week, former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey announced his voluntary retirement from services, triggering rumours of his joining politics to contest the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.

Coming out of the meeting with JDU chief Nitish Kumar on Saturday, Gupteshwar Pandey said, “I came here to meet CM Nitish Kumar and to thank him as he had given me absolute freedom to perform my duties as DGP. I have yet not taken any decision on contesting polls.”

The three-phased Bihar assembly elections will start on October 28 while votes will be counted on November 10. Dates for Bihar assembly elections were announced on Friday and Election Commission has said the polls will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. Bihar elections will be one of the biggest elections in the world that will be held during the Covid-19 pandemic. Counting of votes will be held on November 10, the Election Commission announced on Friday.

Gupteshwar Pandey has hogged the limelight over the past few months with his controversial remarks in the case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. In defending Nitish Kumar, former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey ended up in a soup with his sexist remarks on Rhea Chakraborty.

This soon led to a political slugfest with Shiv Sena over Maharashtra government’s probe into the high profile death case. With his latest retirement announcement last week, Gupteshwar Pandey triggered rumours of his contesting the Bihar assembly elections. Pandey has also hinted at taking the political plunge by saying he is “a free man” now and can take any decisions. In 2009, he had retired in a similar fashion to contest the Lok Sabha elections.

Meanwhile, the popular police officer has been portrayed as ‘Robin Hood Bihar Ke’ by a singer in a music video, which features the IPS officer himself.

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