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Regret posting Nagpal to Noida, not her suspension, says Akhilesh

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said he regretted having posted suspended IAS official Durga Shakti Nagpal to a prime district like Noida, but he defended her suspension.

In an interview to Wall Street Journal, Mr. Yadav said on Wednesday that it was at the request of Durga Nagpal’s husband, also an IAS official, that she was posted in Greater Noida.

In hindsight, the chief minister said, he regretted having ceded to the demand on a purely humanitarian grounds.

Husband of suspended IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal is posted in Ghaziabad.

The chief minister while defending the action of his government to suspend Ms. Nagpal, said he has never interfered in the working of the official.

“I have no knowledge what she did against the mining activities in the area,” the chief minister was quoted as saying and denied any link between Ms. Nagpal’s suspension and the mining activities.

Reiterating the previously stated stand of the government that the SDM of Noida was suspended following her orders to demolish boundary wall of an under construction mosque in Kadalpur village of Greater Noida, the UP chief minister told WSJ that to write and speak about any action, one would have to understand the complexities of the state as large as Uttar Pradesh.

There have been communal flare ups in the state and under such circumstances, the government cannot be expected to sit back, he said.

Mr. Akhilesh has proved himself to be incapable and not deserve to continue as CM of the state & even to resign his MLA postion, by saying that he is unaware of the good job done by a honest IAS officer Ms. Durga shakthi nagpal. Such a shameful statement given by CM, Did he know all illicit activities of Sand mafia & the nexus between his partymen, including the minister who was caught while delivering his speech in a meeting??

from:  Raja shekhar
Posted on: Aug 9, 2013 at 16:00 IST

Why is Akhilesh worried about those things which would not happen and not worried about what that's plaguing U.P. The mafias. right. He is aware of what mafias do but not about the good jobs of IAS officers.

from:  sanjay
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 10:03 IST

Does the CM live on Mars that he has not heard of the sand mining and what the SDM was doing? He should be sacked for not knowing what is going on in his own state.

from:  val
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 09:27 IST


from:  Lokendra
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 09:12 IST

There is a saying in English, "IT is better to be thought a fool rather than open your mouth and confirm it".

from:  Rajeshwaran
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:59 IST

The most influential school for an individual is his Home. It makes a very small impact whether one is taught in Meerut or in Mysore. Pity that UP voters cannot see.

from:  Jai
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:32 IST

It is a matter of great shame for a nation with so many educated and aspiring citizens to allow corrupt chief ministers to dictate the functioning of their state government based on their whims and fancies. And worse still they stand to smirk unapologetically when called upon to explain the ethics (if any) upon which they have based their actions. The need of the hour is greater transparency and accountability. We as a nation have to raise to the occasion to put on stand to question such uncouth individuals who believe that they can make a fool of the sacred edifice of our constitutional laws upon which we envision to build a great nation.

from:  Karthik
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:31 IST

Just one question for Akhilesh... if Durga's suspension was genuine why Mr Bhati is claiming for it.. And if he is lying then why dont you make him shut....

from:  Chandan Gupta
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:29 IST

Parroting the same verse and hiding the real reason. The senior colleagues have already exposed their true colours and the reason. The personal vendetta is amply clear.

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:24 IST

I have no knowledge what she did against the mining activities in the area,..So the good work by an honest officer is not even noticed by the CM ..what more can you hope from him

from:  Aniket Sirsath
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:24 IST

Akhilesh is proving to be much worst politician than we have seen so far. By now it is clear to even minorities that they are being used for their vote bank. Game plan is to have maximum MPs from UP and then in case of hung parliament, Mulayam to get PM with support of one of the major party, congress or BJP. These two parties shall try their best to keep other party out of power for that if they have to support a person like Mulayam, they shall do it. It is this situation SP wants to exploit by clinching as many seats from UP

from:  M K Keswani
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:15 IST

IAS officers are trained to maintain the law & order well for years but are these politicians trained before they come into service?

from:  Common Man
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 08:01 IST

As a Chief Minister, it sounds very funny when he says that "I have no knowledge what she did against the mining activities in the area, Illegal mining is very prevalent and serious issues and its his duty to have a knowledge about it....

from:  chetan
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 07:57 IST

He should definitely regret it. Because the honourable CM did not expect to be get exposed of his corrupt deeds by the Young IAS officer.

from:  Suresh
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013 at 07:41 IST
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