Durga Suspension: Akhilesh flouts Sonia's letter, files chargesheet

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Bangalore, Aug 5:While every evidence goes against his government, Akhilesh Yadav is arrogantly unmoved by the appeal of the people and the civil services. He even the crossed bridge of accusing the district magistrate and demanding his resignation.

However, this time, tings went a bit too far as he flauted even Congress party President Sonia Gandhi's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to ensure that Nagpal is not "unfairly treated".

So, what is this? (readers may ask)-a game of warring egos or a way to defend one's vested political interest? The Akhilesh Government, probably, is acting defensive now, especially when it has been cornered from all sides-its political alliances and the people.

Of course, it cannot step back from its decision since that would prove them at fault and also prove the underlying correction in the party (we should thank the Naresh Aggarwal's chest-thumping declaration in public for that).

The Meerut divisional commissioner Manjit Singh was asked to send the draft chargesheet against Nagpal. The draft chargesheet was received by the state appointment department on Saturday morning and it was issued on Sunday, after being scrutinized by senior officers.

Protesting for the honest

All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) members participate in a candle light march in support of (IPS officer) Durga Shakti Nagpal, at GPO in Lucknow.

In New Delhi

All India IAS Association Secretary Sanjay Bhoos Reddy leaves after meeting the Minister of State in PMO, V Narayanasamy, demanding justice for suspended Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Lucknow

Members of IAS Association coming out of the Chief Secretary's office after meeting him over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal in Lucknow.

Standing upright

File photo of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal,the sub-divisional magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, who has been suspended over a dispute related to a religious place.

A senior government officer involved with the case said that the state government might withdraw the charges and the suspension if Nagpal has satisfactory answers. An inquiry officer will be appointed to probe the charges; however, if she fails to answer the charges against her, she might face further disciplenary actions.

Moreover, if you are still thinking that the SP let go off Congress's opinion on the case just like that, then you are wrong. Per sources, it got back at Congress, threatening not to support the food law. They did this, even while filing a chargesheet against suspended Gautam Budh Nagar sub-divisional magistrate Durga Shakti Nagpal, giving the IAS officer 15 days to reply to the charges against her.

Our question however is...why does the Akhilesh government react to violently whenever it is accused of a vested interest in the case? why does it have to threat an alliance for pointing fingers at its action? why is the state government so hell bent on removing an officer for something she has not done at all or rather for following orders?

Under such circumstances, we would not be surprised if the government issued further disciplinary actions against Nagpal, especially when it seems to be a clear case of planning to remove a roadblock from the UP government's way.

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