New Delhi, Oct.16 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanasamy, on Tuesday defended Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on his clarification regarding the controversial transfer of state's senior most land records officer, Ashok Khemka, saying that it was in accordance with administrative guidelines.
The Inspector General of (Land) Registration Haryana, Ashok Khemka, had asked the deputy commissioners cum registrars of the four districts of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal and Mewat to inspect all documents registered from January 1, 2005 till date by or on behalf of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
Khemka, was transferred within hours of his ordering a probe into all land dealings of Vadra with country's biggest property developer DLF.
In a brief interaction with reporters in New Delhi, Narayanasamy expressed trust in Hooda's statement and defended his stance on the issue.
"Already there is a statement by the honourable chief minister of Haryana; he made it very clear that the transfer of officers is according to the administration action. That is what the chief minister has said. I go by what the chief minister has said," said Narayanasamy.
The transfer orders came at a time, when India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal, who is all set to name his political party in November, accused DLF of arranging favourable loans and real estate transactions for Vadra. The claims were detailed in a document posted on the group's web site.
Meanwhile, Narayanasamy added that until and unless allegations are proved, unnecessary criticism should be avoided.
"Simply, because somebody is telling, unless and until in any issue whatever may be the issue. It has to be conclusively proved. It has become a fashion for every media to criticize people; this is very unfair because today somebody makes an allegation. I say that some man is a murderer, will he become a murderer? That is not correct. There is a court, there is a system, and there is enquiry that is to prove conclusively. The guilt has to be proved, first of all the media should understand that," said Narayanasamy.
Fed up with the numerous multi-billion dollar scams uncovered in government, and the constant need to pay bribes for free public services, thousands took to the streets in August 2011, as Indian Social Activist, Anna Hazare, Kejriwal and other activists such as former senior police official Kiran Bedi - the first woman to join the Indian police service - held a series of hunger strikes and protests in New Delhi and elsewhere.
Multi-billion dollar corruption scandals have added to middle class frustration with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government's record on corruption. (ANI)