Ever since Congress has formed the government in Madhya Pradesh, new controversies have been emerging in the state. In a fresh row, Labour Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia has threatened babus in Madhya Pradesh with instant dismissals on being disobedient to their seniors.
Madhya Pradesh Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia during his interaction with party workers in Guna: Jo karamchari, adhikari paalan nahi karega, usko laat deke bahar kardiya jayega. (31.12.2018) pic.twitter.com/598ps2uuNL
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The Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister can be heard as saying in the video, “Jo karmachari, adhikari palan nahi karega, usko laat deke bahar kar diya jaega.” He has threatened that those employees and officers who will not adhere to orders of their seniors, they will be kicked out of the job. The minister’s declaration was welcomed with cheers and “Zindabad” slogans by his supporters. Mr Sisodia was sworn in on December 25 as Labour minister in Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s cabinet. He was speaking at a party gathering at his constituency Bamori on December 31.
Sisodia added, “I am not the only one who has become a cabinet Minister. Every person in this village has now become a minister. Call the officials if you are facing any problem If the officials don’t work, inform me. They will be kicked out if they don’t follow the orders.”
The BJP, on the other hand, has criticised the minister’s threat. Slamming Sisodia’s remarks, the BJP said that his comment is objectionable and it smacks off authoritative behaviour. The party also claimed that the minister’s statement suggests that “babus are being treated like servants” in Madhya Pradesh.
The Madhya Pradesh government is facing severe criticism on a host of decisions they have taken since coming to power. The state government has issued an order to stop the pension of prisoners detained during Emergency. Earlier, MP CM Kamal Nath had abolished the practice of singing Vande Mataram by government employees on the first of every month. However, sensing pressure from multiple quarters, he took a U-turn and has allowed the 13-year-old practice of singing of Vande Mataram by the government employees and ministers.