Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh resigns, may join BJP to fight LS polls

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:34

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: In an unprecedented move, Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh on Thursday tendered his resignation to Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil.

Singh is the first Mumbai commissioner of police to quit.
Speaking to Zee Media, Singh put a confirmation stamp on the reports of his resignation. He said he put in his papers to do something big for the nation. He, however, declined to reveal his plans.

According to reports, Singh is likely to join BJP to contest the Lok Sabha election either from Uttar Pradesh or Mumbai. Reports added that Singh had been in talks with party president Rajnath Singh and former party president Nitin Gadkari regarding his chances to contest the Lok Sabha polls as a BJP nominee from Uttar Pradesh.

Other reports claim that Aam Aadmi Party has also approached Singh.
Notably, Singh is due for retirement in 2015.

Patil has forwarded the resignation of the Mumbai police commissioner to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.

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First Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 07:37

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