Madhya Pradesh: Indore city SP, SDM transferred for kneeling before Cong MLAs
According to eye-witnesses, the two officials had knelt before former state minister Jitu Patwari and two other Congress MLAs, requesting them to end the protest against the MP government.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Madhya Pradesh government has cracked the whip on two government officials for kneeling before the Congress legislators including former state minister Jitu Patwari. Indore's city superintendent of police and a sub-divisional magistrate have been transferred for the alleged act.
The duo had allegedly knelt before the Congress MLAs asking them to call off the protest against the Madhya Pradesh government's 'failure' in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
On Saturday, a video of SDM Rakesh Sharma and City SP D K Tiwari kneeling before the Opposition party legislators had gone viral on social media. Following this, the state BJP leaders had objected to the conduct of these officials.
Cracking the whip, the Madhya Pradesh government in separate orders removed Sharma and Tiwari from their present postings and they were transferred to Bhopal with immediate effect,
According to eye-witnesses, the two officials went to the venue in Rajbada area where former state minister Jitu Patwari, two other Congress MLAs and another party leader were holding a sit-in protest on Saturday.
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Tiwari and Sharma knelt before the Congress leaders requesting them with folded hands to end the protest, the eye-witnesses said. The Congress leaders were protesting against the state government's alleged failure in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the government orders, Sharma has now been posted as deputy collector in the General Administration Department, while Tiwari is posted as Deputy SP at the police headquarters.