MP IAS officer questioned about FB comment on PM Modi

Bhopal : The Madhya Pradesh government on Monday questioned IAS officer Ajay Gangwar about his comments on Facebook against the Union government and PM Narendra Modi, and granted him a week to reply.

On May 26, Gangwar had been transferred from Barwani, where he was collector, to the post of a secretariat for posting comments which also praised former PM Jawaharlal Nehru.

Calling it a serious violation of freedom of expression, a delegation of Congress legislators met chief secretary Antony DeSa and demanded that the officer be reinstated.

“The government is trying to gag the bureaucracy,” said Congress MLA Jitu Patwari. The chief secretary said that the government would act according to rules and that there was no bias against Gangwar.