Kamal Nath's Big Decision-spree Continues: 42 Officers Transferred In Madhya Pradesh

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:


  • Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath has transferred 42 officers
  • He has now made a string of big decisions since taking over in the state

Newly appointed Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has made another big administrative decision since taking office, by transferring 42 officers.

The official documents of the transfer carry the names of each of the IAS officers as well as their old and new postings. 

Here's a sense of how the transfers have been viewed:

It's virtually been a controversy per day for Kamal Nath since the Congress's stellar wins in three Hindi heartland states. Even as the results were announced, with Madhya Pradesh counting going down to the wire despite culminating in an easy situation for the Congress, the debate over who would be Chief Minister had already begun. Kamal Nath overcame Jyotiraditya Scindia in that particular contest.

During his swearing-in, however, controversy befell him again as allegations that he had played a role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots resurfaced in light of Congress man Sajjan Kumar's conviction and life sentence. The BJP protested his elevation as CM, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking out and BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga going on a hunger strike which ended after four days on Thursday evening. 

Nath then made controversial statements hitting out at migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, claiming that they were responsible for job deprivation. He announced a new state policy as per which industries availing investment incentives will need to ensure 70% employment to local youth. 

The other big decision Kamal Nath has made has been to sign-off on the farm loan waiver the Congress had promised in its election manifesto.