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MP govt may seek explanation from officer transferred for praising Nehru

nation Updated: May 29, 2016 06:44 IST

BHOPAL: The state government may seek an explanation from Ajay Singh Gangwar who was removed from the post of Barwani collector after he put up a Facebook post, praising former PM Jawaharlal Lal Nehru and defending the Gandhi family.

Gangwar has now been posted as a deputy secretary at Mantralaya. Surprisingly, chief secretary Anthony deSa’s order transferring Gangwar makes no mention of the post.

Gangwar told HT that the post was “meant for a discussion exclusively among Facebook friends” and does not violate Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules.

Official sources said the BJP government was not as offended by Gangwar’s praise for Nehru as his reference to a ‘Talibani Hindu Rashtra’. However, the state government is reportedly unsure about mentioning the FB post while seeking Gangwar’s explanation.

Meanwhile, govt employees warned of strike if any action was taken against Gangwar.

In a post on his Facebook page, Gangwar wrote, “Pls let me know the mistakes Nehru should not have committed… It was his mistake if he didn’t allow you to become a Hindu Talibani Rashtra in 1947…( sic).”

First Published: May 29, 2016 06:44 IST