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IAS Officer Says Kejriwal Humiliated And Embarrassed Him, Asks CM To Apologise

The bureaucrat says that Kejriwal asked him to break the rules.

16/11/2016 8:26 PM IST | Updated 16/11/2016 8:58 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- K.R. Meena, a senior IAS officer, has accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of humiliating and embarrassing at him at a recent meeting, and pressuring him to give "land to a private party on assurance," which is against the rules.

In a letter to Kejriwal, Meena wrote, "This entire episode has hurt emotionally and disturbed professionally as I amg not able to concentrate on my work since the event. Therefore I would at least expect an apology from you to relieve me from this grave humiliation and embarrassment caused during the meeting."

According to the letter, a copy of which HuffPost India has seen, the meeting between Meena, chairman of the Delhi State Industrial And Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (DSIIDC), and Kejriwal took place at CM's Flagstaff Road residence on 10 November, in the presence of Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain, who also holds the industries portfolio.

The bureaucrat wrote that the CM "lost his cool" on hearing that the DSIIDC would not release plots to a private party without advance payment. The officer wrote, "no one can release government DSIIDC land to a private party on assurance."

"Worthy honourable CM lost his cool and shouted at me and directed me to leave his office. The literal word used by yourself was 'GET OUT' in a highest possible tone with utter disrespect. Worthy HCM shouted continuously and claimed that DSIIDC is not property of anybody's father, and they will utilise its assets in a manner best suited to them," Meena wrote.

"With grave humiliation, embarrassment and anguish I left your room. The entire episode shows your desperation and utter disrespect to the system and senior officers. This has happened without any fault of mine as no one could release government or DSIIDC land to a private party on assurance," he said.

HuffPost India reached out to the Aam Aadmi Party government spokesperson Nagendar Sharma, who said that he was not aware of the letter, adding that the Delhi government had no further comment.

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