Left red-faced by IAS officer’s disgraceful act, Delhi’s Kejriwal government reacts; no action against guilty civil servants


Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party government led by Arvind Kejriwal has been forced to act after being left red-faced by the disgraceful act of one of its civil servants. This was after a newspaper reported how IAS officer Sanjiv Khirwar and his wife routinely forced athletes to end their training early so that the couple could use the stadium facilities for their exclusive use including a dog walk.

The stadium in question was Delhi government-run Thyagraj Stadium, where athletes and their coach complained that Khirwar, who is a senior civil servant in the Delhi government often forced them out to use the stadium as his personal proiperty.

Reacting to the development, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted, “News reports have brought to our notice that certain sports facilities are being closed early causing inconvenience to sportsmen who wish to play till late nite. CM @ArvindKejriwal has directed that all Delhi Govt sports facilities to stay open for sportsmen till 10pm.”

One coach told the newspaper that they ‘used to train till 8-8.30 PM under lights earlier.’ But, they were now being asked to leave the ground by 7 PM so that the officer can walk his dog on the ground. “Our training and practice routine has been disrupted,” the newspaper quoted a coach.

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While Sisodia had no option but to react to the story, his government has remained silent on the action taken against the guilty civil servants. Kejriwal too has stayed away from making any public comments and has not tweeted on the topic. He’s usually quite nimble-footed in taking moral high ground on his so-called governance and much-publicised stand against corruption.