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India Gandhi baiter IAS officer transferred from Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Gandhi baiter IAS officer transferred from Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Nidhi Choudhari, deputy municipal commissioner of Mumbai, had called for the removal of Gandhi's statues from across the world and images from the Indian currency notes

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Mumbai: Maharashtra IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari, who posted a controversial tweet on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, has been transferred, an official said here Monday.

The officer has been transferred from the Mumbai Municipal Corporation to the water supply department in Mantralaya.

The bureaucrat has also been issued a show-cause notice by the Maharashtra government for the ‘sarcastic’ tweet, the official said.

The action against Choudhari follows the demand by NCP president Sharad Pawar who Sunday sought “exemplary” action against the IAS officer for her controversial tweet on Gandhi.

In a letter addressed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Pawar had said, “If the government doesn’t take action it would be deemed that its policy and intention has reached its lowest ebb”.

In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Choudhari, Deputy Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai, had called for the removal of Gandhi’s statues from across the world and his images from the Indian currency notes. She also “thanked” the Mahatma’s assassin Nathuram Godse for “30.1.1948”, the day Gandhi was killed.

After a row erupted, the officer clarified the tweet was “sarcastic” and that it was “misinterpreted”.

“A government official in a progressive state like Maharashtra making such insulting comments against Mahatma Gandhi, and the state government turning a blind eye to it is a serious matter,” Pawar had said.

The comments of the officer were not only condemnable but were fit for action against her, the former Union minister had said, adding that he was shocked to hear about the contents of the tweet.

Pawar had said he expected an “exemplary action” against the bureaucrat from the chief minister. The Congress and NCP had demanded suspension of Choudhari over the tweet.

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