Ashok Khemka met Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Friday, a day after the whistle-blower IAS officer described his transfer by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Haryana government to Archaeology and Museums Department as “painful”.
Away from the media glare, Khemka met the Haryana Governor at his residence in the evening, and spent some time with him. No detail, however, was available about what transpired at the meeting.
Though Khemka did not respond to repeated calls and messages, Secretary to Haryana Governor Neelam P Kasni confirmed that the senior IAS officer met Solanki.
“He (Khemka) met Governor in the evening. But I do not know in which connection he came to meet him as I was not there,” Kasni said.
Senior IAS officer Khemka on Thursday termed Haryana government’s order of transferring him as “painful”, saying despite “entrenched interests”, he strived hard to fight corruption.
Khemka, who shot into limelight after he questioned Robert Vadra’s land deals in Haryana, also had said he “tried hard to address corruption and bring reforms in Transport department despite severe limitations and entrenched interests.”
“This moment is truly painful,” 49-year-old Khemka, who has a doctorate in Computer Science besides a Master’s degree in Economics and an MBA degree, had said in a tweet on Thursday.
Khemka was moved to Archaeology and Museums Department from the post of Commissioner-Secretary Haryana Transport department by the BJP Government in the state on April 1.