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IAS Officer Gangwar transferred after praising Nehru in Facebook post

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

The Madhya Pradesh government on 26 May transferred IAS officer Ajay Singh Gangwar, who 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 Relation department official said.

In the Facebook post written in Hindi, which has gone viral on other social media platforms, Gangwar wrote "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?"

According to the government official, the FB post had not gone down well with the top officials as it was in "violation" of the service rules, following which an initial probe was conducted and Gangwar was transferred.

Ever since the Facebook post went 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.

-With PTI inputs

First published: 27 May 2016, 4:30 IST