Refusing to be dragged by any distraction, the leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that he does not want to waste time by commenting on anyone–a veiled reference to outgoing DGP Gupteshwar Pandey–“taking one VRS, two VRS or three VRS”. He also said that he would not say as to who had been charge-sheeted by the CBI or who not as all these issues are meant to distract the attention of the people from the real issue of poverty, hunger, unemployment, fighting diseases etc.
Tejashwi was obviously referring to the sudden VRS taken by Pandey on Tuesday. The young Rashtriya Janata Dal leader said that he would not allow anyone to befool the people from the problems plaguing the people of Bihar. His comment came at the time when the outgoing director general of police held a Press conference to clarify his position.
Pandey has in the past been repeatedly denying that he has a plan to take VRS and plunge into politics ahead of Bihar Assembly election. He was to retire in January next year. Pandey had taken VRS for the first time in 2009 to contest Lok Sabha election from Buxar as the BJP candidate but once his candidature was rejected by the saffron party, he returned to join the IPS.
On the issue of Sushant Singh Rajput case he said that whatever he did as the director general of Bihar police was right and was justified by the Supreme Court of India. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also came down heavily on Pandey’s decision and said that the manner in which the police officer had behaved had only exposed his political biasedness. As the VRS has been taken without three months prior notice move is on to legally challenge it in the court.