Sonia writes to PM, asks him to intervene

Sonia writes to PM, asks him to intervene

New Delhi: Almost a week after the Uttar Pradesh government suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday expressed concern over the matter.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress president wrote that albeit the matter is between a state government and an IAS officer, yet the Centre should see how it can express its concern.

Gandhi further asked the PM if he could intervene in the case and see how can Durga, Gautam Buddha Nagar sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), be helped.

We must ensure that the officer is not unfairly treated, wrote Gandhi.

“Implementation machinery must see that the conditions are conducive to delivery of public services without fear or favour,” she added.

Reacting to Sonia Gandhi’s letter to the PM, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal taunted that the Congress president should write two more letters – one for Ashok Khemka and one to Rajasthan where two IAS officers were suspended.

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