Ministry matters

Rijiju claims AAP insulted officials working at Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday alleged that the Aam Aadmi party insulted officials working in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and claimed, according to the ruling party in Delhi, that no one should work in the ministry.

In a tweet, the minister shared a short video in which AAP leader Raghav Chadha allegedly told an interviewer that “babus” (bureaucrats) cannot be removed from office and the government cannot transfer them or assign them to different departments.

“Good people can be rewarded with good positions such as health secretary or interior secretary. If a bureaucrat does not do a good job, he would be sent to say, tribal affairs, on a punitive position,” said Chadha in the video.

But the full context of the AAP chief’s remarks was not available.

“According to Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, no one should work in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. I call on all officers and staff to continue working for the tribals of our country,” Rijiju wrote on Twitter.

Switching to Hindi, the Justice Minister urged ministry officials to “ignore the insult done to their services by the Kejriwal team as we salute your contribution.”

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