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Published On: Thu, Oct 8th, 2020

Ex-constable to contest from Buxer seat desired by former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey

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 PATNA: The Buxar seat has gone to the BJP as part of the seat-sharing agreement with the JD(U) for the elections. The BJP has decided to field Parshuram Chaturvedi, a former constable

In the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the NDA will field a former police constable from the Buxar constituency, a seat desired by former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey who quit as the chief of the Bihar police force last month to join the JD(U).
The man who has been chosen to contest from the seat is a former Bihar police constable. Parshuram Chaturvedi, the BJP’s candidate from Buxar, is better known as the man who knocked off the “DGP” (Director General of Police) from the race.
The Buxar seat went to the BJP as part of the seat-sharing agreement with the JD(U) for the elections. The BJP has decided to field Parshuram Chaturvedi, a former constable in the Bihar police, as its candidate from the constituency.
When he joined the party headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar after taking voluntary retirement, Pandey had said that he would like to contest the polls and that he would prefer the Buxar seat as that was in his home district. He, however, does not figure in the list of 115 candidates the JD(U) has released for the Assembly elections schedule to he held in three phases from October 28.
“The DGP is my elder brother. I touch his feet in reverence and have nothing but affection for him,” Mr Chaturvedi told reporters today, thanking his party BJP for choosing him.
Mr Chaturvedi said during his days in the Bihar police, he worked in several departments, including the CID . “I was respected everywhere I worked. I was known to be diligent and sincere,” he said, adding that the experience had helped him in politics.
Asked whether he was confident of winning, the former cop flashed a victory sign.
Pandey had taken voluntary retirement from the police force and joined Nitish Kumar’s party. Yesterday, his name was missing from the list of JDU’s 11 candidates for the Bihar election starting October 28.
The ex-police chief may have anticipated a better reward for his role in the Bihar government’s push in the Sushant Singh Rajput investigations. On the day of his retirement, a video lionizing him as “Robinhood Pandey”, a public hero, was also strategically released.

“I am upset with the phone of many of my well-wishers. I also understand their anxiety and troubles. After I got free, everyone expected that I will contest the election but I am not contesting assembly elections this time. There’s no such thing as being frustrated. Be patient. My life has been spent in the struggle,” Mr Pandey wrote in a Facebook post.
“I will be serving the public all my life. Please be patient and do not call me. My life is dedicated to the people of Bihar. I bow down to the land of my birthplace Buxar and to all the elder brothers, sisters, mothers and youth of all the caste and religion! Keep your love and blessings,” he said.
(Agency Inputs with ndtv Report).

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