Days after resigning as Bihar police chief, Gupteshwar Pandey, who made headlines for his shocking “aukat (stature)” comment about actor Rhea Chakraborty, met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today. He is likely to join Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United soon and contest next month’s Assembly election. In visuals from after his meeting with the Chief Minister, Mr Pandey is mobbed by reporters demanding to know if he had discussed joining the party and if he was set to fight the polls from his hometown of Buxar.To the reporters’ queries Mr Pandey said he had only come to meet Nitish Kumar to thank him for his support. “No discussion happened about joining the party,” Mr Pandey said, adding, “If there is some announcement about that I will let you know”.On Wednesday Mr Pandey, who resigned just last week, told NDTV there was nothing wrong in his entering politics. “What’s the harm if I join politics? Is it unconstitutional, unethical or illegal?” he had asked.
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