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BJP trying to “saffronise” bureaucracy in Delhi: Congress

The move of Delhi Congress comes a day after at least 20 IPS officials, at the level of DCPs, were trasferred in Delhi Police.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2014 4:59 pm
Congress leaders Haroon Yusuf, Mukesh Sharma and K C Mittal were also part of the delegation. (Source: PTI photo) Congress leaders Haroon Yusuf, Mukesh Sharma and K C Mittal were also part of the delegation. (Source: PTI photo)

A delegation of Congress leaders led by DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Friday met the Chief Election Comissioner and drew his attention to BJP’s attempt to “saffronise” the bureaucracy in the national Capital.

The move of Delhi Congress comes a day after at least 20 IPS officials, at the level of DCPs, were trasferred in Delhi Police.

Congress leaders Haroon Yusuf, Mukesh Sharma and K C Mittal were also part of the delegation.

“In Delhi, the bypoll of three assembly seats are due. Besides, Delhi Assembly elections are also due. In this situation, it is the responsibility of EC to maintain the level-playing field. Leaders of Delhi BJP are threatening bureaucrats and trying to saffronise bureaucracy, using the advantage of being the party at the Centre,” DPCC chief Arvinder Singh told reporters here.

He said that few days ago, some BJP leaders met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and later, Delhi chief secretary was transfered.

“Similar, a delegation of BJP leaders yesterday met Police Commissioner and complained of several SHOs and next days, we got to see transfers of several senior IPS officials. BJP leaders are threatening police officials of getting them transfered if they refuse to toe the party line. In elections, police play a very important role and we have demanded from EC to intervene in the matter immediately,” the DPCC chief said.

“This is the first time that such a thing is happening in democracy that a state chief of a political party is giving directions to transfer police officials and bureaucrats, which is not good for democracy and fair elections,” he added.

Another Congress leader Haroon Yusuf said, “First day, they (BJP leaders) say that this officer is not good and second day, he is transfered. BJP leaders should not indulge in such malpractice.”

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    rishi
    Oct 6, 2017 at 1:25 pm
    A fully developed India makes for a strong global economy ......not just our own. India needs a progressive and dynamically evolving bureaucracy that is wholly Indian with no shred of colonialism...if that is "saffronising"......one can only see it as sonia's recognition of hindutva being progressive and dynamic....BJP-Led-NDA is naturally capable of transforming it...removing all traces of leftover cancerous-limbs of a traitorous-colonial-congress from this Nation's political space. if congress had its way, bureaucracy would forever remain functionally colonial...specialising in keeping the Nation backward they did for 60 years.
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    1. Achuta Bhat
      Aug 30, 2014 at 8:58 am
      Dear congresswalas, then which color did you prefer for Delhi bureaucracy?
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        Arun Kumar
        Aug 30, 2014 at 6:06 am
        I would request Congress to keep its mouth shut for 10 years and allow Modi Ji to work.
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          Hari Goyal
          Aug 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm
          How the transfer of officer from one ignment to another is saffronise? Government has not hired new officer. Congress is bankrupt of ideas.
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            His Masters
            Aug 30, 2014 at 1:45 am
            India's potion wether one likes it or not is majority Hindus (Yes Saffron). So yes the w of India is saffronised (not just the Delhi bureaucracy) , has been and will always be. If you want to be a green , there is one very friendly country in the environment. You can even drive and live there happily forever. The unwashed saffron des will thank you from their hearts.
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