Mumbai police commissioner resigns, may join BJP or AAP

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Mumbai, Jan 31: Mumbai police commissioner Satya Pal Singh resigned from the Indian Police Service on Thursday. According to sources, he might join politics. Singh was due for retirement in 2015.

Reportedly, the IPS officer of the 1980 batch will contest the Lok Sabha polls either from Uttar Pradesh or Mumbai as a BJP or Aam Admi Party candidate.

Singh is the first Mumbai commissioner of police to quit. "I have submitted my resignation. I have three good offers. One is from BJP, second is from AAP and the third is international offer. I am weighing all options. I am keen on contesting the Lok Sabha polls either from Mumbai or Uttar Pradesh," Singh told Times of India.

However, Singh admitted that he has not still decided on contesting the Lok Sabha polls. "Certainly, I will contest the Lok Sabha polls, but yet decide on the constituency. Senior citizens and politicians are in touch with me," Singh added.

BJP offers ticket

Sources say that Satya Pal Singh had met former BJP president Nitin Gadkari and BJP president Rajnath Singh recently to discuss hios political plans. They reportedly asked him to contest in Lok Sabha polls as a BJP nominee from Uttar Pradesh, Singh's native state.Singh has been offered a ticket from Maharashtra too.

AAP too offers a ticket

Reportedly, the young Aam Admi Party too has offered a ticket for Singh to contest in LS polls from Mumbai. Both the parties see Singh as a candidate with good prospects of winning.

Lately, many high-profile government officers and corporate leaders are quiting their fields of work and joining politics.

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