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IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh transferred for praising Nehru

Narada Desk | May 27, 2016 11:37 am Print
Ajay Gangwar praised Nehru in his Facebook post and was immediately transferred

An IAS officer was transferred for praising India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Ajay Singh Gangawar,who was district collector Barwani district was transferred by the Madhya Pradesh government.

Gangwar was transferred as Deputy Secretary in the Secretariat in Bhopal. “The state government has transferred Barwani Collector Gangwar as Deputy Secretary in the Mantralaya in Bhopal,” a state Public Relation department official said.

In the Facebook post written in Hindi, which has gone viral on other social media platforms, Gangwar has written that “let me know the mistakes that Nehru should not have committed…Is it his mistake that he prevented all of us from becoming Hindu Talibani Rashtra in 1947? Is it his mistake to open IIT, ISRO, BARC, IISB, IIM, BHEL steel plant, dams, thermal power? Is it his mistake that he honoured Sarabhai, Homi Jehangir in place of intellectuals like Asaram and Ramdev?”

Ever since the Facebook post had gone viral, there were talks that Gangwar could be shunted out of the district any time. However, his transfer order did not mention anything about his Facebook post on Nehru, the official added.

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