While TMC spokes person asked the police for action against him others chided him for being careless.
Jaipur: Known for making controversial tweets, Rajasthan’s commissioner, departmental enquiries, Sanjay Dixit has done it again. The IAS officer of additional chief secretary rank used a fake letter of West Bengal government to apparently suggest in a tweet that the state government was indulging in Muslim appeasement.
On Sunday, Mr Dixit described West Bengal as “Islamic state of West Bangladesh” in his tweet, which he later deleted fearing police action. “Just been told that Kolkata Police says it’s fake news,” he tweeted.
As per the letter purportedly from the Finance Department of the Government of West Bengal, the Governor has declared a holiday from the 12th to the 15th of June, 2018. This was in addition to June 16, which had already been declared holiday, the letter said.
Using this letter, which according to Kolkata police was fake Mr. Dixit wrote in his tweet, “Meanwhile, Islamic State of West Bangladesh declares the longest Eid holiday ever — a full 5 days of free salary and compulsory holiday for the faithful and infidel alike.” That too after the Kolkata police had issued clarification.
“A fake notification is doing the rounds in social media about Eid Holidays. It is false. Those who have masterminded this will be strictly dealt with as per law,” the police tweeted.
When contacted for his reaction, Mr Dixit said nonchalantly that the matter didn’t merit a discussion. “It is no big deal,” he said adding that how would he know that the letter was fake.
However, Mr Dixit’s tweets came in for sharp criticism.
While TMC spokes person asked the police for action against him others chided him for being careless. “You are an IAS Officer. And you are doing this kind of s***,” said Rohit Pradhan.