Whistleblowers Ashok Khemka and Sanjeev Chauturvedi, both fighting to clean the system, have an offer to do it with the broom.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has appealed to senior IAS officer Khemka and forest officer Chauturvedi to join its political alternative movement in the 2014 Haryana elections. Haryana-born Arvind Kejriwal, who led the rookie party to a good performance in the Delhi assembly elections, already has asked Khemka to be his party’s chief ministerial candidate and now the state unit has also put the request to him.
“Both IAS officers are among many honest bureaucrats in touch with the party,” Navin Jaihind, a member of the AAP, stated here on Monday. Khemka had shot into limelight for his deciding to investigate the land deals of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, president of the Congress, party that rules the state as well as the Centre, and was trounced recently in the Delhi elections.
Chauturvedi also is entangled with the state government for exposing scams during his postings at different stations in the Haryana.