The former Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Shankar M. Bidari, who had stints with the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) post- retirement, on Thursday announced floating of a new political party, the Janashakti Paksha.

Mr. Bidari told presspersons here that he has great visions about developing the State and that is why he had formed his own party on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The party has over 35,000 enthusiastic members and the numbers are set to increase in the coming days, he said.

While the party would contest the Lok Sabha polls, he is yet to decide on the number of seats to contest. He will enter the poll fray, Mr. Bidari said, but he is yet to finalise the constituency.

He said he left the Congress and the SP due to ideological differences. He had invitations from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Trinamool Congress, Mr. Bidari said.

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