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Laddu And A BJP Welcome : Why Photo Of Senior UP Cop Is Going Viral


Laddu And A BJP Welcome : Why Photo Of Senior UP Cop Is Going Viral

Kanpur police commissioner Asim Arun met BJP Rajya Sabha MP Brij Lal final night time.

Lucknow:

A {photograph} of a senior IPS officer in Uttar Pradesh who’s the police commissioner of Kanpur, one of many state’s largest cities, assembly with a BJP Rajya Sabha MP and retired director common of police has gone viral on social media, as campaigning for the essential state election goes digital due to Covid induced restrictions.

Minutes after the Election Fee completed saying the ballot schedule on Saturday, Asim Kumar Arun, a 1994 batch UP cadre IPS officer who was appointed the police commissioner of Kanpur in March 2021, introduced on Fb that he had sought voluntary retirement from the police, saying he “wished to serve the nation and society in a distinct method”. In the identical put up, Mr Arun additionally thanked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath “for locating him worthy of membership of the Bharatiya Janta Celebration”.

The sudden announcement by the embellished police officer, who has received a number of medals throughout his service and is taken into account an upright officer, raised many eyebrows. Final night time, Brij Lal, who served as UP police chief between 2011-12 and is now a BJP Rajya Sabha MP, tweeted {a photograph} of his assembly with Mr Arun, providing a laddoo to the police officer.

Police web sites nonetheless checklist Mr Arun as Kanpur police commissioner. He nonetheless had atleast 8 years of service left however sources say he has requested the federal government to expedite his voluntary retirement software.

Asim Arun, whose father was additionally a embellished police officer who served as DGP in UP, is from the state’s Kannauj district and there may be hypothesis he’ll contest the meeting elections from a seat within the district.

Earlier than taking up as the primary police commissioner of Kanpur final 12 months, Mr Arun served on essential positions like the top of the emergency helpline 112 and the chief of the Anti-Terror Squad.

Elections for the 403 meeting constituencies in Uttar Pradesh shall be held in seven phases beginning February 10. The polling dates shall be February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, March 3 and seven. The counting of votes will happen on March 10

The battle for Uttar Pradesh shall be multi-cornered, the place the BJP is pushing for a second time period in energy. The BJP’s principal challenger would be the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Celebration.

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Celebration and the Congress can also be within the working. The Congress is anticipated to divide the Muslim voter base of the Samajwadi Celebration.

Within the 2017 Meeting elections, the BJP received a landslide victory profitable 312 Meeting seats alone and 325 with allies. The celebration secured a 39.67 per cent vote share within the elections for 403-member Meeting. Samajwadi Celebration (SP) bagged 47 seats, BSP received 19 whereas Congress might handle to win solely seven seats.

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