An IAS officer Ajay Singh Gangwar and Barwani district Collector was transferred by Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday night because he praised the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in a Facebook post. 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 Relations department official was quoted by PTI.
His Facebook post in Hindi (below) read, “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?”
The the government has called it a violation of service rules, the Congress party slammed the state’s BJP government calling it ‘unfortunate.’
It said, “Unfortunate that IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh is transferred for praising Nehruji, we will launch protest if order not withdrawn.”