Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh has tendered his resignation and the IPS officer is expected to join either the BJP or the AAP ahead of the upcoming national elections.
The IPS official has reportedly applied under the voluntary retirement scheme and has sought to be relieved by the second week of February, a request that is unlikely to be granted, reported the Mumbai Mirror.
Singh, has become the first Mumbai police commissioner to have resigned from his post and said that he wanted to serve the nation with a renewed energy.
"I have sent my resignation letter to to the government. The government will now take a call. I now aim to serve society and the nation by joining politics. I have not decided which party to join. When a decision is made, I will make the announcement."
While he refused to comment on his political ambitions, he told the Times of India that he would definitely be contesting the upcoming national elections but is still to decide which constituency.
Meanwhile CNN-IBN quoted a senior BJP leader as saying that Singh had already interacted with BJP President Rajnath Singh and former President Nitin Gadkari, and the party could give him a seat from Uttar Pradesh or Maharashtra. Even the Aam Aadmi Party has reportedly offered the IPS official a seat.
According to the Mumbai Mirror, the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is reportedly keen that Singh join the party during its rally in Meerut on Sunday. He is likely to attend.
Updated Date: Jan 31, 2014 10:57 AM