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Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste Accuses Officer Of Insulting Family, Relative Denies

Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste said he spoke to Chief Minister over the phone. (File) Mandla, MP: Union Minister

Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste Accuses Officer Of Insulting Family, Relative Denies


Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste said he spoke to Chief Minister over the phone. (File)

Mandla, MP:

Union Minister of State for Rural Development Faggan Singh Kulaste on Wednesday accused senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Anay Dwivedi of insulting his relative in public by using casteist language.

However, the relative, in a late night statement, contradicted the minister saying Mr Dwivedi has not used casteist language or comments against him in any official meeting.

“I have complained to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav against Dwivedi for using casteist language to publicly harass my relative, Ashok Dhurve, who works with the Poorva Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company,” the minister told PTI.

The incident took place during a recent meeting, claimed the BJP leader from the state who belongs to a tribal community.

Mr Kulaste said he spoke to Chief Minister Yadav over the phone and has been assured that appropriate action will be taken in the matter.

Mr Dwivedi, who is the managing director of the Poorva Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company, a state-run power distribution firm, could not be contacted for comment.

Mr Dhurve, however, contradicted the minister by stating that the managing director has not used casteist words or comments against him in any official meeting.

“It is natural for a higher official to get angry in the event of committing mistakes or for not performing in a good manner. Same thing happened in the meeting,” he said.

He also said his remarks about the meeting were presented in a distorted manner.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



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