Singhar guilty in Digvijay’s comment case, now high command will decide fate
16th November 2019
Bhopal, November 16, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Forest Minister Umang Singhar may find it expensive to comment on former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh. In the trial of the report of the Central Discipline Committee chairman AK Antony, former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil and Meera Kumar have found Singhar guilty. Both senior leaders have conveyed this to the party high command. In this case, further action has to be taken by the party’s national president Sonia Gandhi. Singhar publicly made serious allegations against the former chief minister three months ago. The matter had reached the Central Discipline Committee directly due to its high profile. There, the President of the Central Discipline Committee, Antony had discussed separately with Digvijay and Singhar. Antony has clearly stated in his report that instead of making rhetoric outside, the leaders should keep their points in the party forum. Public accusations affect the party’s image. The manner in which the Forest Minister openly lashed out at the former Chief Minister was also considered indiscipline by the committee. The Congress high command had entrusted the responsibility of resolving matters related to MP to two veteran party leaders, former Lok Sabha Speaker Patil and Meera Kumar. Officer angry over forest minister’s interference, complaints reached CM Bhopal Many officials have been angered by the unnecessary recommendations of departmental investigations of officers, along with the interference of division and functioning in the Additional Chief Secretary office. He has complained to Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Additional Chief Secretary of Forest Department AP Srivastava has met the Chief Secretary and later the Chief Minister and informed about all the situations. Chief of Forest Force U Prakasam has put the officers’ side in front of high officials. The Forest Minister himself wrote the notesheet for the departmental inquiry of the Chief of Forest Force itself, which was later disbanded. Similarly, an Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest level also wrote a ministerial inquiry for departmental inquiry, who allotted one and a half hectare land for construction of pond in public interest. Recently, the file of central deputation of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) JS Chauhan was also stopped by Forest Minister Singhar, saying that there is a shortage of officers in the state. Later, Additional Chief Secretary AP Srivastava sent a fresh deputation file to Chief Secretary SR Mohanty. The Forest Minister also reached the Chief Minister after the officials gave information about this development at a high level. The Chief Minister has asked them to end this dispute and tussle. It is worth noting that KK Singh, former Additional Chief Secretary of the Forest Department, also withdrew from this department after the minister’s dispute. Singhar-Digvijay is an honorable leader, said on the basis of faith BJP MLA Vishwas Sarang has lashed out at Forest Minister Umang Singhar for not being named Chief Minister Kamal Nath and former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh in the star campaigners list for the Jharkhand election. Sarang said that Singhar is replacing Digvijay in the list, to which Singhar said that he has been looking after the party’s work in Jharkhand for two years. Digvijay Singh is our honorable leader, and always will be.