Election Commission orders transfer of Chhattisgarh public relations chief 

Team Suno Neta Saturday 17th of November 2018 04:12 PM
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Rajesh Sukumar Toppo (L) seen with CM Raman Singh when he was promoted as Chhattisgarh PR chief, on May 2, 2018.

Bhopal: The Election Commission has ordered transfer of secretary and commissioner of public relations in the state government of Chhattisgarh, Rajesh Sukumar Toppo, from his present post for alleged “misconduct and unbecoming of a civil servant”.

Toppo was allegedly caught on a tape offering money to a journalist to conduct a sting operation against Congress leaders abusing one of their senior leaders. He was also allegedly heard saying he is willing to spend more money on the operation.

A government spokesman, while confirming the development, said the official will be transferred from his present post “in the context of alleged statements made by him. The commission observed that such statements indicate partisan behaviour apart from use of uncivilized language unbecoming of a senior civil servant.”

The first phase polling in Chhattisgarh has taken place on November 12 and second phase polling is scheduled on November 20.




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