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BJP flays decision to appoint another principal secretary

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took exception to the State Government?s decision to appoint another principal secretary in the Vidhan Sabha Sachivalaya.

india Updated: May 01, 2006 00:47 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took exception to the State Government’s decision to appoint another principal secretary in the Vidhan Sabha Sachivalaya.

The party alleged that the decision was taken to humiliate present principal secretary Rajendra Prasad Pandey.

Pandey had objected to illegal and unethical interference of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav during voting in the biennial Vidhan Parishad and Rajya Sabha elections recently, it said.

Dubbing the move aimed at destroying autonomy of the Vidhan Sabha Sachivalaya, state BJP president Keshari Nath Tripathi said that the Chief Minister wanted a man in the Sachivalaya who could follow his legal or illegal instructions without asking any question.

The Chief Minister’s next move would obviously be to snatch all the powers from the present principal secretary and pass it on to the new incumbent who was bound to be his obedient follower.

The party further said that BJP president Rajnath Singh would campaign for its candidate Vinay Katiyar in Rae Bareli on Monday.

Singh, who will reach the Amausi Airport in the State Capital from Pathankot by a special plane at 11 am, will leave for Rae Bareli by helicopter. He will address five public meetings in five assembly segments of the Rare Bareli Lok Sabha constituency.


First Published: May 01, 2006 00:47 IST