Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The AP IAS Officers’ Association has taken a strong exception to the threat allegedly held out by YSRCP MP V.Vijaya Sai Reddy against a senior IAS officer.
The Association said it strongly condemned the MP’s action in naming and threatening vindictive action against Satish Chandra, Special Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister. A statement signed by the association secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar said ‘ such threats of vindictive action against a civil servant is deplorable and the association appeals to all the political parties to desist from such irresponsible behavior in demoralizing civil service. The association said it placed on record Satish Chandra’s selfless service to the cause of the bifurcated State in building necessary environment from Amaravati.
It may be recalled that Vijaya Sai Reddy has charged senior IAS officer and IPS officer AB Venkateswara Rao with ‘turning Telugu Desam workers’ and ‘ involving themselves in luring YSRCP MLAs to TDP’ and allegedly threatened that action would be taken against them when the YSRCP comes to power. He was speaking recently after submitting a representation to the Election Commission of India urging it to hold the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections in Hyderabad and not in Amaravati as the TDP is trying to lure more YSRCP MLAs to its side.