Collectors of Guna, Gwalior districts among five to be transferred by Madhya Pradesh govt amid political crisis

In the midst of ongoing political drama in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress government on Wednesday changed the collectors in five districts, including those of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s home turfs, Guna and Gwalior.

Press Trust of India March 12, 2020 00:02:07 IST
Collectors of Guna, Gwalior districts among five to be transferred by Madhya Pradesh govt amid political crisis
  • After making his resignation from the Congress public on Tuesday morning, Scindia on Wednesday joined the BJP in the presence of party president JP Nadda in Delhi

  • The day Scindia joined the BJP, the Kamal Nath government transferred collectors of five districts, Guna, Gwalior, Neemuch, Vidisha and Harda

Bhopal: In the midst of ongoing political drama in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress government on Wednesday changed the collectors in five districts, including those of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s home turfs, Guna and Gwalior. After making his resignation from the Congress public on Tuesday morning, Scindia on Wednesday joined the BJP in the presence of party president JP Nadda in Delhi.

Collectors of Guna Gwalior districts among five to be transferred by Madhya Pradesh govt amid political crisis

File image of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath. PTI

The day Scindia joined the BJP, the Kamal Nath government transferred collectors of five districts — Guna, Gwalior, Neemuch, Vidisha and Harda.

According to orders issued by Chief Secretary SR Mohanty, Guna collector Bhaskar Lakshkar has been made deputy secretary in the state secretariat in Bhopal.

Similarly, Gwalior collector Anurag Chowdhary been transferred to the state secretariat.

Scindia represented Guna four times in the Lok Sabha but lost from the seat in the 2019 Parliamentary elections. Gwalior is the native district of the Scindias, erstwhile royals of the princely state of Gwalior.

District Collector of Vidisha, Kaushlendra Singh, has been transferred to Gwalior in the same post.

Harda Collector S Vishwanathan has been moved to Guna in the same capacity.

Anurag Verma, a deputy secretary in the state secretariat, has been named the new Harda collector.

Jitendra Singh Raje, a 2007-batch IAS officer, has been named the new Neemuch collector. He will succeed Ajay Gangwar, who has been made divisional commissioner of Sagar.

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