It seems that asking UPA appointed governors to resign has only been the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
The latest reports coming in have stated that the government has asked the National Commission for Women Mamata Sharma and SC/ST Commission PL Punia to step down from their respective posts. This comes after the PMO also asked all seven members of the National Disaster Management Authority to put in their papers.
"Everyone has been asked to submit their resignation. Though I have not received any communication as I am out of station now, I have spoken to other members and they have confirmed this to me. I will do the needful once I reach Delhi," NDMA member and former director general of CRPF, JK Sinha, told PTI.
Sinha said that NDMA Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy has already put in his papers.
"I have not resigned. I am busy now. I will talk to you later," said Reddy, a Congress politician from Telangana.
The NDMA is headed by the Prime Minister. The Vice Chairman enjoys the rank of a cabinet minister while other members enjoy the rank of a union minister of state.
Former director general of the Central Industrial Security Force, KM Singh, confirmed that he got a call from the government asking him to put in his papers.
"I have already submitted my resignation," Singh told PTI.
He, however, refused to identify the person in the government who had contacted him.
Former Civil Aviation Secretary KN Shrivastava, when contacted, refused to comment on the matter saying it would not be proper for him to talk on the issue.
"I am neither confirming nor denying anything," he said.
Former director general of the central industrial security force, KM Singh, has also confirmed that he got a call from the government asking him to put in his papers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from Day 1 of assuming office had been quite vocal about his opposition to government officials appointed by the previous UPA government.
The Narendra Modi government looks like it is in full spring cleaning mode. Out with the old and in with the new.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: Jun 19, 2014 16:11:37 IST