Published On: Sat, Feb 1st, 2014

Mumbai police commissioner to contest Lok Sabha polls

Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh ,1980 batch IPS on Friday rendered his resignation and is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in May,
However, the 58-year-old after confirming that he has put in his papers said he wants to work for “world peace” post retirement. He was quoted as saying, “So far I worked for a limited jurisdiction, for Mumbai Police, for Mumbai city. Now I would like to expand my area of operation and I would like to devote my time and my energy for social harmony, national reconstruction and world peace.”
He refused to reveal having any political ambitions but according to sources he is set to contest from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket. Also, a few media reports say he has an offer from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

“I have not decided which party I should join. Once I decide, I will let you know,” was Singh’s reply when reporters pressed him for an answer.

According to the report, Singh, who was due to retire in 2015, becomes the first serving Mumbai Police Commissioner to resign.for lok sabha from mumbai   AAP has given him offer .

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