Chhattisgarh’s BJP govt transfers IAS officer for FB post on Deendayal Upadhyaya

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The BJP government in Chhattisgarh today transferred an IAS officer following his comments about the late Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya on a social networking site.

A senior official of the state government told PTI that the officer, Shiv Anant Tayal, who was the CEO of Kanker Zilla Parishad, was transferred to the state Secretariat.

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BJP is currently celebrating the birth centenary of Deendayal Upadhyaya.

Tayal, a 2012 batch IAS officer, had posted a critical comment about Upadhyaya’s contribution on Facebook on Friday, after which, BJP leaders demanded action against him.

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“The government is going to issue him a show-cause notice regarding the Facebook post,” the official said.

Later, he posted another statement on his Facebook post regretting his action.

He wrote, “I made a post in the morning raising some spontaneous questions on Pt Deendayal Upadhyay. The act was in a casual followup of some reading and browsing. It was never an intention to raise questions on credibility of stalwarts or to offend anyone. Nevertheless, if that happened, I am deeply apologetic and express regret about that. Thank you.”

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(With PTI inputs)

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