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Ex-DGP's twice-failed tryst with politics: Does he have guts to do it again?

Usually, top cops are known for resolving intricate criminal conspiracy cases, for busting the nexus of corrupts, facing Naxal encounters, and neutralizing terrorist outfits. The Ex-DGP of Bihar was no exception. Yet it proved a tough task for him to understand the complexities and uncertainties of politics and neatly woven plots of politicians. 

People are wondering whether former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey's failed tryst with politics is a case of overconfidence, lack of political intelligence about his preferred Buxar seat going to the BJP quota instead of JD(U), or both.

Pandey's earlier attempt in 2015 at "tryst with politics" had also failed. At that time, since he had resigned, and the resignation was not accepted, so he joined back after withdrawing his resignation letter.

However, this time around, there is no going back.

Unlike in 2015, this time he faces a sort of embarrassment as the BJP has fielded from the Buxar constituency a retired constable who has been working with the party at the grassroots level for more than a decade. It is said that the candidature of Parshuram Chaturvedi, son of four-time Congress MLA Jagat Lal Chaturvedi, had the strong backing of Ashwini Chaubey, whom Pandey never cultivated.

It is not only Chaturvedi who has trumped Pandey. Another retired DG (home guards) Sunil Kumar, who had lost the DGP race to Pandey, has settled his old score by securing a JD(U) ticket from Bhore.

Pandey can still fulfill his political ambition - by nursing a constituency till the next opportune time. Does he have the guts to do it?

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

11 Oct 2020
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'Modi fan' IPS officer takes a leap of faith in politics

Young IPS officer Annamalai Kuppusamy (IPS:2011:KN) on Tuesday evening joined the ruling party in Delhi in the presence of P Muralidhar Rao and L Murugan, BJP's National General Secretary and Tamil Nadu State chief, respectively. The IPS officer's move is a continuation of the trend of civil servants joining the NDA before one election or the other.

Since TN legislative election is due in May 2021, one could expect more civil servants to join the BJP where the party is focusing on demolishing the dilapidated and crumbling structure of Dravidian politics that derives its sustenance from the fake narrative of Aryan Vs Dravidian built by East India Company's scoundrel Christian missionary Robert Caldwell and his political scions Periyar and others including DMK Stalin.

Declaring himself as a big fan of PM Narendra Modi, Kuppusamy said BJP is the only party that inspires him.

Although he had resigned from the IPS last year, he took the political plunge yesterday - finally and formally. His entry in the BJP might have already sent shock waves through the dynastic DMK that may be fighting possibly an existential battle in 2021. Since Kuppusamy belongs to an influential and numerically strong community in TN, the dynastic DMK could suffer huge erosion in its support base. 

Kuppusamy is a professionally qualified engineer and also holds an MBA degree from IIM-Lucknow. He is also reputed as a scholar of Islam - the knowledge he has used to fight Islamist terror.

“He (Modi Ji) shows me that a common man can aspire to reach the top and achieve the goal of his life. And for achieving one's destiny, the PM's life has shown that one does not need to belong to a dynasty.”

He asserted that he joined the civil service “to remain connected with people” and finally took a plunge in politics to remain connected with people.

26 Aug 2020
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Ex-DGP's twice-failed tryst with politics: Does he have guts to do it again?

By Rakesh Ranjan 11 Oct 2020

Usually, top cops are known for resolving intricate criminal conspiracy cases, for busting the nexus of corrupts, facing Naxal encounters, and neutralizing terrorist outfits. The Ex-DGP of Bihar was no exception. Yet it proved a tough task for him to understand the complexities and uncertainties of politics and neatly woven plots of politicians. 

People are wondering whether former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey's failed tryst with politics is a case of overconfidence, lack of political intelligence about his preferred Buxar seat going to the BJP quota instead of JD(U), or both.

Pandey's earlier attempt in 2015 at "tryst with politics" had also failed. At that time, since he had resigned, and the resignation was not accepted, so he joined back after withdrawing his resignation letter.

However, this time around, there is no going back.

Unlike in 2015, this time he faces a sort of embarrassment as the BJP has fielded from the Buxar constituency a retired constable who has been working with the party at the grassroots level for more than a decade. It is said that the candidature of Parshuram Chaturvedi, son of four-time Congress MLA Jagat Lal Chaturvedi, had the strong backing of Ashwini Chaubey, whom Pandey never cultivated.

It is not only Chaturvedi who has trumped Pandey. Another retired DG (home guards) Sunil Kumar, who had lost the DGP race to Pandey, has settled his old score by securing a JD(U) ticket from Bhore.

Pandey can still fulfill his political ambition - by nursing a constituency till the next opportune time. Does he have the guts to do it?

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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'Modi fan' IPS officer takes a leap of faith in politics

By IndianMandarins 26 Aug 2020

Young IPS officer Annamalai Kuppusamy (IPS:2011:KN) on Tuesday evening joined the ruling party in Delhi in the presence of P Muralidhar Rao and L Murugan, BJP's National General Secretary and Tamil Nadu State chief, respectively. The IPS officer's move is a continuation of the trend of civil servants joining the NDA before one election or the other.

Since TN legislative election is due in May 2021, one could expect more civil servants to join the BJP where the party is focusing on demolishing the dilapidated and crumbling structure of Dravidian politics that derives its sustenance from the fake narrative of Aryan Vs Dravidian built by East India Company's scoundrel Christian missionary Robert Caldwell and his political scions Periyar and others including DMK Stalin.

Declaring himself as a big fan of PM Narendra Modi, Kuppusamy said BJP is the only party that inspires him.

Although he had resigned from the IPS last year, he took the political plunge yesterday - finally and formally. His entry in the BJP might have already sent shock waves through the dynastic DMK that may be fighting possibly an existential battle in 2021. Since Kuppusamy belongs to an influential and numerically strong community in TN, the dynastic DMK could suffer huge erosion in its support base. 

Kuppusamy is a professionally qualified engineer and also holds an MBA degree from IIM-Lucknow. He is also reputed as a scholar of Islam - the knowledge he has used to fight Islamist terror.

“He (Modi Ji) shows me that a common man can aspire to reach the top and achieve the goal of his life. And for achieving one's destiny, the PM's life has shown that one does not need to belong to a dynasty.”

He asserted that he joined the civil service “to remain connected with people” and finally took a plunge in politics to remain connected with people.

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UP: Civil Servants throw their hats in political ring

By IndianMandarins 01 Apr 2019

After marking their indelible presence in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, Gonda, and other districts during their service period, a number of former civil servants including police officers have decided to test their political fortune by contesting the 2019 LS Polls.

 

Former Union Secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey (Retd IAS:1979: UP) who once served in Ayodhya as DM will contest from this LS seat as his own Lok Gathbandhan Party (LGP) candidate. He served as Faizabad DM immediately after the disputed structure’s demolition during the Ram Mandir agitation in 1992.

 

Former IPS officer Kush Saurabh will contest from Bansgaon seat as a Congress candidate. He has served in many districts of the Purvanchal region during his service period.

 

Ram Bahadur, formerly Gonda DM, is also trying his luck as the Nagrikta Ekta Party candidate from Gonda after the seat went to the SP as part of the BSP-SP alliance. He contested the 2014 polls as the BSP candidate from Mohanlalganj seat but lost.

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IPS officer Pankaj to contest from the Barmer LS seat

By IndianMandarins 26 Mar 2019

Rajasthan cadre 2009 batch IPS officer Pankaj Kumar Chaudhary is all set to contest Lok Sabha elections from the Barmer parliamentary constituency and he may file nomination on April 08. It may be mentioned that his wife Ms Mukul Pankaj Choudhary too had contested Rajasthan assembly elections (2018) challenging the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in her Jhalarapatan assembly constituency.

 

It may be further added that the Rajasthan Govt dismissed Chaudhary (44) in the first week of March. Later he had resorted to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) challenging the state government's dismissal order. The CAT had issued notices to the state government and the Centre in the matter.

 

Sources close to Chaudhary said that he analysed seven seats in the western Rajasthan and finally decided to contest from the Barmer parliamentary constituency. Having served as the Superintendent of Police in Jaisalmer he is well versed with the aspirations of electorate of the region he said. 

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Four serving civil servants keen on contesting Barmer LS seat

By IndianMandarins 26 Mar 2019

Four civil servants are keen on contesting from Rajasthan’s Barmer Lok Sabha seat after the previous BJP MP Colonel Sona Ram vacated it last year to participate in the state assembly election.

 

IAS officer Lalit K Panwar, Mahendra Singh Choudhary, inspector general of police at Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID), Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SR Jangid and chief engineer at Indian railways NR Choudhary are all seeking a BJP ticket for the Barmer LS seat.

 

A 1979-batch IAS official, Lalit K Panwar is vice-chancellor at Rajasthan Skill University. He is a former chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission and a former secretary of the ministry of tourism and minority affairs at the Centre. Panwar is a native of Jasol town in Barmer. The Vasundhara Raje administration had appointed him a special officer in Barmer during the 2006 floods that killed 104 people.

 

Caste equations are said to favor Panwar in the Barmer seat. He belongs to the SC community, which constitutes 25-30% (including ST) of the voters. He is seen enjoying a good rapport with other communities, including other backward castes (OBCS).

 

Mahendra Singh Choudhary, inspector general of police at Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID), who is also vying for the Barmer seat, also - Panwar - hails from Barmer. Choudhary’s name was in the fray for the assembly elections last year. He belongs to the Jat community that has 25% of the constituency votes.

 

Sangaram Jangid, another native of Barmer, is director general of police (DGP) and chief vigilance officer at Metropolitan Transport Corporation in Chennai. Jangid has been active in Barmer, taking part in social programs. His supporters are running a social media campaign for his candidature from the Barmer seat. Jangid has met community leaders of Barmer to explore his possibilities.

 

NR Choudhary is another name in the fray from the Jat community. A senior official in Indian Railways, Choudhary belongs to Barmer. He sought a BJP ticket for the 2014 general elections as well as the 2018 state assembly elections but did not get one. Choudhary is now seeking a ticket for this election.

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Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra joined BJP

By IndianMandarins 24 Mar 2019

Former Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra (Retd IPS:1977:OR) on Sunday joined the BJP. Prakash Mishra, who served as the DG of NDRF and CRPF, is considered close to PM’s right hand Dr P K Mishra. Reportedly, he is expected to contest Lok Sabha Elections (2019).

 

Mishra along with ex-Congress MLA Debi Prasanna Chand and former BJD legislator Brundaban Majhi also joined the saffron party in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders of the party.These inductions into Odisha BJP fold after Aparajita Sarangi (Ex IAS:1994:OR) may strengthen the party's poll prospects and 'Mission East' goal.

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Thomas' plan to contest LS election disrupt calculations

By IndianMandarins 23 Mar 2019

Kerala Director General of Police Jacob Thomas is said to have resigned to contest the Lok Sabha election from the Chalakudy constituency. He is the state's symbol of a crusade against political corruption.

 

So it is speculated that his entry into electoral politics may disrupt the contest between Left Independent and actor Innocent, United Democratic Front convener Benny Behanan, Roy Arackal of the Social Democratic Party of India and A. N. Radhakrishnan of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

 

Sabu M. Thomas, businessman, and president of Twenty20 Kizhakambalam (T20K), a registered political party, has reportedly said that Thomas has to surmount a few legal hitches. For one, the government has to accept his resignation and relieve him in time to file the nomination papers.

 

Sabu, the owner of a major textile brand in Kerala, launched T20K in 2013 as part of his company’s social responsibility initiative in Kizhakambalam, a suburb of Kochi in Ernakulam district, where his manufacturing hub is based.

 

In 2015, T20K made an off-center entry into local body politics and captured 17 of the total 19 wards in the Kizhakambalam grama panchayat on a plank of clean water, good roads, zero waste, and sustainable development. The T20K hopes to bank on  Thomas’s social media image as a hard-charging anti-corruption crusader to win Chalakudy. Sabu said the party’s support at the Centre would be purely issue-based. The DGP was not immediately available for comment.

 

In 2017, the Pinarayi Vijayan government posted the 1985 batch officer as head of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau. In service, Thomas had raised public hopes to counter corruption.

 

However, he soon became estranged from the government and emerged as one of its sharpest critics. The State removed him from the post of Vigilance Director, overlooked his seniority and posted Loknath Behera as the State Police Chief and later suspended him on the charge of undermining the administration. Further, he was charged with bid rigging as the Ports Director.

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Jhanda with Agenda: Another bureaucrat set to join politics

By IndianMandarins 05 Dec 2018

It looks like a season for civil servants to play politics. After two senior officers joined political parties on the same day i.e. 27 November 2018, a senior IRS officer Metta Rama Rao from the 1991 batch IRS (C&CE) is reportedly all set to try his luck in electoral politics.

 

Having served at Andhra Bhawan as the Additional Resident Commissioner, he had submitted an application for VRS seeking to be relieved from IRS w.e.f 31 August 2018. Following the acceptance of his VRS application, he is all set to join a political party. U

 

One of his colleagues joked that until now, he had a social and political ‘agenda’ and in the next couple of days, he would have a ‘jhanda’ as well, though it's not clear which political party he may join.

 

It may be recalled that on 27 November 2018. BJP chief Amit Shah inducted Aparajita Sarangi, a 1995 batch IAS, into the party at his residence in New Delhi merely nine days after the Centre consented to her VRS application. Similarly, Former Jt Director of CBI VV Lakshminarayana, who took VRS this March, announced his entry into politics.

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