New Delhi: BJP MP Maneka Gandhi says IAS couple transfer was wrong in support of IAS couple on dog walk stadium controversy, saying all allegations are false. “I know IAS (Sanjeev) Khirwar very well and the allegations against him are absolutely false, he is a very capable, good and honest officer,” she said here on Saturday.
‘Actions on IAS wrong’
Maneka Gandhi said that when he was the Secretary of the Environment Department in Delhi, Delhi had benefited a lot from him. Gandhi said that Khirwar listens to the people and also takes action on them. That is why the action taken against them is absolutely wrong. He said that Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh are not such places, which should be made an issue of sending people as punishment. There is a need of capable people in these regions too, this is a place where people happily go.
IAS couple transferred
Significantly, there were reports in the media that Khirwar and his IAS wife used to walk their dog there after allegedly closing a stadium in Delhi. After this news Khirwar and his wife were transferred. Principal Secretary (Revenue) Sanjeev Khirwar was transferred to Ladakh, while his wife Rinku Dugga was transferred to Arunachal Pradesh with “immediate effect”.
Gandhi expressed displeasure over the action taken by the government and said that what is the way that someone is picked up and thrown here and there, it does not suit us, it has caused loss to Delhi. BJP MP Maneka Gandhi had reached her residence on Saturday to know the health of former BJP MLA Avnish Kumar Singh alias Pappu Bhaiya.