IAS officer Khemka meets Haryana Governor Solanki

Chandigarh: IAS officer Ashok Khemka met Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki here today, a day after the whistleblower described his transfer by BJP-led Haryana government to Museum and Archaeology department as “painful”.

IAS officer Ashok KhemkaPhoto : The Washington Post
IAS officer Ashok Khemka
Photo : The Washington Post

Away from the media glare, Khemka met the Haryana Governor at his residence here in the evening today and spent some time with him. However, no detail was available about what transpired at the meeting.

Though Khemka did not respond to repeated calls and messages, Secretary to Haryana Governor Neelam P Kasni confirmed that the senior IAS officer met Solanki.

“He (Khemka) met Governor in the evening. But I do not know in which connection he came to meet him as I was not there,” Kasni said.

Senior IAS officer Khemka yesterday termed Haryana government’s order of transferring him as “painful”, saying despite “entrenched interests”, he strived hard to fight corruption.

Khemka, who shot into limelight after he questioned Robert Vadra’s land deals in Haryana, also had said he “tried hard to address corruption and bring reforms in Transport department despite severe limitations and entrenched interests.”

“This moment is truly painful,” 49-year-old Khemka, who has a doctorate in Computer Science besides a Master’s degree in Economics and an MBA degree, had said in a tweet yesterday.

Khemka was moved to Museum and Archaeology department from the post of Commissioner-Secretary Haryana Transport department by the BJP Government in the state on April 1.