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Centre doesn’t want talented people: Sisodia

delhipaper Updated: Jul 06, 2016, 10:26 IST
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NEW DELHI: For the second day running, the Delhi government on Tuesday took on the Centre over the arrest of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary Rajendra Kumar, saying prime minister Narendra Modi did not like educated and talented people in the Capital.

Kumar was on Tuesday sent to CBI custody for five days.

“Rajendra Kumar is a good officer. We have heard only good things about him. He is an IITian and awarded by the prime minister for his work in e-governance but Modi sahab doesn’t like talented people. People like Raghuram Rajan and Arvind Subramanian aren’t allowed to work. A climate is created where talented people don’t want to stay and work here,” deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said.

“Similarly, Kumar is not being allowed to work. Talented men and women from good institutes are not welcome. A message is being sent that if they want to do good work in Delhi, they will be sent to jail and defamed. They want officers who scream ‘Modi, Modi’. They only want sycophants. Talented people cannot work in Delhi,” said Sisodia.

Two officers from the CM’s office were arrested by the CBI on Monday and additional secretary to the CM, Gitika Sharma, was transferred.

Sisodia said all of this was done to threaten officers working in Delhi.

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