Published On: Fri, Jun 10th, 2016

Tehsildar gets notice for appealing to launch suicide scheme for pseudo secularists in Facebook

Indore : Ratlam district administration has slapped a show-cause notice on a tehsildar for a controversial Facebook post, appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a “suicide scheme in the name of Rajiv Gandhi for pseudo secularists”.

Reoti tehsildar Amita Singh Tomar

Reoti tehsildar Amita Singh Tomar

Reoti tehsildar Amita Singh Tomar is the third Madhya Pradesh government official to court controversy over FB posts.

On June 8, Amita Tomar’s Facebook post sought a new scheme, ‘Rajiv Gandhi Atmahatya Yojana’ to allow Congress supporters to commit suicide after the applause received by Modi during his Afghanistan visit.

“When Prime Minister went to Afghanistan, Muslims of that country waved the tricolour and chanted Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata ki Jai,” she said in the post.

The post went viral and caught attention of senior bureaucrats after which Ratlam district in charge collector Harjinder Singh issued a show-cause notice to Tomar for violating the Civil Services Conduct Rules on Wednesday evening.

“I have received the notice and have been asked to reply in three days,” Tomar told TNN, during her Ujjain visit on Thursday.

Tomar clarified that she got the message on WhatsApp and posted it on her Facebook account. “I had no mala fide intentions. I did not want to hurt feelings of anyone,” she said. She deleted the post, but the issue flared up on social media.

Recently, various social media posts have landed state bureaucrats in trouble with the government seeking explanations from them.

Barwani collector Ajay Singh Gangwar was shunted out for praising Jawaharlal Nehru in a Facebook post and Narsinghpur collector Sibi Chakkravarthy M was hauled up for praising Jayalalithaa on her electoral victory.

TNN

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