IAS officer transferred for praising Nehru, gets notice for his alleged remark on Modi
Ajay Singh Gangwar, the IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh who was transferred after he praised former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on Facebook has been served a notice for allegedly calling for people’s revolution against prime minister Narendra Modi on Facebook. But the officer denied the charge that he had posted or liked any comment against Narendra Modi.
The notice was given Tuesday for allegedly liking a post against prime minister Modi in January and commenting “Modi ke khilaf jankranti honi chaia’
Gangwar, was transferred as deputy secretary, denied the charge and said he had neither posted nor ‘liked’ anything against the PM on his Facebook account on January 23, 2016, for which he had been issued the show cause notice.
“If I had posted or ‘liked’ anything on Facebook on January 23, why was so much time taken to serve show cause notice to me now? I have been asked to reply to the show cause notice in a week. I am going to ask in my reply that my timeline on Facebook doesn’t have any post or ‘like’ against PM Modi,” PTI quoted Gangwar as saying
Gangwar, was transferred from the post of district collector from Barwani last week. This was done after he had posted on Facebook about Jawaharlal Nehru. “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?” was his post that invited the wrath of the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh
Gangwar maintained that he was transferred over his “Facebook post”.
“I have been transferred primarily due to my post on former Prime Minister Nehru,” he claimed.
He said the post was his personal opinion and nothing more should be read into it.