Madhya Pradesh government has issued show cause notice to an IAS officer apparently for congratulating Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jaylalithaa in a Facebook post on her party’s win in recent Assembly polls, days after slapping notice on another civil servant in a similar case.
Narsinghpur district collector Sibi Chakraborthy had on May 19 posted on his Facebook page, “Congrats Amma”. It was however, deleted within few hours.
A few days back, Barwani collector Ajay Singh Gangwar was shunted out after he had praised country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his Facebook post in Hindi.
He was also slapped a show cause notice on Monday for allegedly advocating a ‘jankranti’ (people’s revolution) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a Facebook comment.
“Yes, the notice was served to Chakraborthy. Reply is going to come shortly,” General Administration Department (GAD) Secretary, Rashmi Arun Shami told PTI when she was asked if Chakraborthy was issued notice over his Facebook post congratulating AIADMK chief.
Chakraborthy declined to comment on whether he was issued the notice over his FB post for congratulating Jaylalithaa and told PTI, “No comment on the matter, please.”
Meanwhile, MP Minister of State for GAD Lalsingh Arya said, “I am not aware of any development in connection with Chakraborthy.”
Earlier, Gangwar contested the charge stating he had neither posted nor ‘liked’ anything against Modi on his Facebook account on January 23, 2016, for which he had been issued the show cause notice.
He had contended that he was transferred ‘primarily due to his FB post’ on Nehru.