Former Deputy Superintendent of police of Kudligi Ms Anupama Shenoy, who left the police force in a flurry of controversy over a spat with former Minister, P T Parameshwara Naik and claims of the liquor lobby trying to oust her, has decided to float a political party in the state on November 1, Rajyotsava Day. "We will groom leaders and MLAs, who will police the politicians," Ms Shenoy told the Deccan Chronicle.
Although there was speculation that the former police officer would join a political party, especially the BJP, she has put an end to all the rumour- mongering and announced her decision to float her own party within a month.
"I have decided to join politics. I have seen that all parties are the same and so decided to float my own party. I will announce its name when it is launched."
Not only has Ms Shenoy decided to contest the coming Assembly elections, but also field her party candidates in all 224 constituencies if possible. She has not chosen her constituency, however.
" If we win some seats and a rival party falls short of a majority, we will be ready to support it. But even so we will keep an eye on the work of the government. Our aim is to provide a good environment for honest officials in the state to thrive as we have seen the fate of officials right from D K Ravi to Anurag Tiwari. We will warn corrupt and non- performing officials and give them a chance to change. I believe in reforming people as I was a social worker first before becoming a police officer," Ms Shenoy said.
Going by sources Kannada actor, Upendra who has also decided to float a new party, called Ms Shenoy on Tuesday, asking her to join hands with him....