Former IPS officer Amitabh Thakur to float political party ahead of UP polls

Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, former IPS officer Amitabh Thakur said on Friday he would soon launch a new political party.

“After consulting with my supporters and sympathizers, I have decided to start a new political party,” Thakur said here.

The proposed name for his new team is Adhikar Sena, he said and asked his supporters to suggest more names as well as the purpose, mission and party structure.

The government had issued an order for Thakur’s early retirement on March 23 this year, saying he was “not considered fit to be retained for the remainder of his term”.

Earlier this month, Thakur’s wife, Nutan Thakur, announced that he would run in the upcoming parliamentary elections against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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“Adityanath has taken many undemocratic, inappropriate, repressive, harassing and discriminatory actions during his tenure as Chief Minister. Therefore, Amitabh will contest the election against Adityanath from wherever he contests,” she had said.

A senior Uttar Pradesh officer, he would have retired in 2028.

In 2017, Thakur urged the Center to change its framework state.

The officer was suspended on July 13, 2015, days after accusing Samajwadi party boss Mulayam Singh Yadav of threatening him.

A vigilance investigation was also opened against him.

However, the Lucknow Bench of the Central Administrative Court suspended his suspension in April 2016 and ordered his reinstatement with full pay effective October 11, 2015.

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