Former IPS officer P K Jain joins RPI after he was denied a ticket by BJP.
Following the footsteps of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh who made a foray into politics, former Additional director general (ADG) of police P K Jain has joined RPI (A). Jain too was likely to join BJP like Satyapal Singh and was planning to contest election from his hometown Sangrur in Punjab. However when BJP refused to issue a ticket to Jain he joined the RamdasAthwale led RPI. Yesterday, Jain joined RPI under the presence of RPI Chief RamdasAthwale. Jain was made vice-president of the party after joining. He is willing to work for the welfare of the common man and for the development of his constituency.
The constituency from where PK Jain is going to contest election is yet to be decided. However, according to sources from RPI Jain is likely to fight election from Sangli.
After joining the party PK Jain said, “As of now I don’t want to comment too much about this matter.I am pleased to join RPI. Many times, I hadtaken up the problems faced by cops with the government but they have turned a deaf ear towards this issue. I am expecting to bring some changes in the system.”
“I wanted to do social service. While I was serving that time too I worked for the betterment of poor. I will try to expand the party,” Jain said after formally joining the party here in the presence of Athawale.
When AV spoke toRPI Chief Ram Athwaleabout PK Jain’s induction into the party he said, “It doesn’t matter that Jain was rejected by BJP.We are pleased thataIPS level officer has joined our party. We have entrusted him with the responsibility of vice-president in the party. The presence of such kind of candidates will only strengthen the party.”
In the past, Jain had exposed the bullet proof jacket scam which rocked the Maharashtra police. Jain who was posted as ADG (special operations) belongs to the 1981-batch of IPS officers. He was also the secretary of the Maharashtra State IPS Officers’ Association. Jain has served in several posts, including that of principal secretary (Home), Joint Commissioner of Police (Administration), Mumbai, Managing Director of the Maharashtra State Security Corporation, and ADG (special operations).