Gupteshwar Pandey, the 1987 batch IPS officer who had taken VRS in September last year to contest the Bihar assembly elections, has now become a full time preacher of religious scriptures. He had started the week long discourse through virtual mode on Bhagwat Gita from Friday, according to him, the auspicious day of Jayeshta Shukla Panchami, in Hindu calender.
Pandey, who repeatedly said last year that he may contest from any constituency in Bihar, was disappointed by JDU and BJP, as he was denied nominations from Buxar, his native district. As DG of police last year, he was more vocal than any JDU leader in demanding CBI probe into the mysterious death of film star Sushant Singh Rajput. While Pandey was denied JDU ticket, his batchmate, Sunil Kumar was fielded by Nitish Kumar from Bhorey in Gopalganj and even inducted into the Cabinet as excise and prohibition minister.
These developments have definite impact on Pandey,who has now vowed to lead towards "Vairagya and Bhakti (Renunciation and devotion). He visited Hanumangarhi in Ayodhya last week and appealed to Lord Hanuman to make him successful in his mission for Renunciation.
Pandey is now wearing yellow coloured Dhoti and scarf and abandoned the urban clothes. He visited his childhood school Ram Chabutara Ashram in Buxar and sought blessings of the saints for detachment.
Pandey’s heart is broken by the act of the political leaders who ditched him not once, but many a times.