Senior Congress leader has died in a road accident. According to the information, he was going to attend a wedding ceremony. His scooty was hit by a car. JP Pandey, a senior Congress leader and one of the most active political activists of Haridwar, has passed away.
It was told that there was a road accident near the Jatwara bridge last night. In which he died. On hearing the news of his death, there was chaos in the family. At the same time, the Congress party is also heartbroken. Political experts have described his death as a major political loss. JP Pandey was also the chairman of the identified state agitational committee.
The accident happened with Doctor Sunny’s car. Dr. Sunny Kohar, a government doctor working on contract, originally from Hisar Haryana hit JP Pandey’s vehicle with his car. Kotwali Jwalapur in-charge Yogesh Dev told that JP Pandey was going to attend the wedding ceremony with Scooty, along with a familiar lady, Rashmi Chamoli, and her daughter.
No Tahrir yet
He met Rashmi Chamoli on the bridge from Jatwara. He was hit by a car coming from the front while taking a little distance. Due to which Pandey and Rashmi Chamoli and her daughter were injured. Car driver Dr. Sunny and police reached the spot after getting information and took the three to Bhumanand Hospital.
JP Pandey died after a brief period of treatment. While Rashmi Chamoli and her daughter suffered minor injuries. According to police, Doctor Sunny was posted in Uttarkashi till a few days ago. From where he was shifted to Pauri. But Sunny did not join Pauri, saying that his health was not good.
Sunny was going to give joining in Pauri last night when this accident happened. Currently, Sunny is in police custody. The Kotwali in-charge says that Tahrir has not been found yet. Only then will the case be filed and advance action will be taken.
The state movement had a strong voice
JP Pandey, a senior Congress leader and a strong voice of the state movement in Haridwar, was a leader of a very militant tendency. For several years, he staged a sustained dharna outside the City Magistrate’s office in Haridwar, demanding the merger of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
After the formation of the state, he fought very seriously to make the agitators marked, which was still going on, every day he used to sit on the dharna outside the District Magistrate’s Office or the City Magistrate’s Office, sometimes on some issue.
JP Pandey was also the spokesman of the Joint Conflict Committee set up to create the state of Uttarakhand. He joined the Congress after the formation of the state. Prior to this he was an active leader of the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) and had been the District General Secretary. But later, after differences with UKD leaders, he formed his own organization called Uttarakhand Kranti Manch.
Employee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
He was still the central chairman of the Uttarakhand Kranti Manch. JP Pandey is also known as the leader of the highest organization in Haridwar. Two days earlier, he had celebrated State Establishment Day as Diwali on 09 November and a day before he had staged a sit-in at the Municipal Magistrate’s Office over various demands.
JP Pandey hailing from Tehri district was an employee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Haridwar. From there he retired about five years ago and was currently living in Shivlok Colony. He was living with his wife, a son and two daughters. All his children are married and settled. Every month JP Pandey used to go and do programs in some districts of the state.
Also awarded with the title of Field Marshal
He was also arrested recently during a dharna demonstration in Dehradun. JP Pandey also fought the battles of the slum dwellers located around Chandi Ghat in Haridwar. There is also a settlement in his name. He was also conferred with the title of Field Marshal in Garhwal due to his combative nature.
A strong voice of Uttarakhand has calmed down due to the demise of JP Pandey, who was always cheerful. He was considered very close to former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and former chairman of the State Movement Honor Council Dhirendra Pratap. But the struggle he fought from political and social platforms, the leaders did not give him any consideration.
JP Pandey was keen to contest from Haridwar Rural seat only after the formation of the state. He also used to ask for tickets every time, but whenever the leaders close to him in the state came to power, he neither got the ticket nor got any honorable post at the government level. It was always supported by Pandey’s supporters.