Panaji: Now, Goa CM Accuses Union Home Ministry of Leaking his Letters
From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji
Panaji, May 30: Two days after accusing union home ministry of taking unilateral decisions, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today alleged that the ministry was leaking the confidential correspondence between him and centre to the media.
“I had written a letter to the union home ministry on the issue of appointment of Indian Police Services (IPS) officers. Surprisingly, the letter was shown on the national media. This clearly indicates that the home ministry is leaking the correspondence,” Parrikar told reporters.
The Chief Minister, two days ago, had sought apology from the union home ministry for appointing IPS officers to Goa, without taking state government into confidence. Parrikar was apparently upset after deputy inspector General Ravindra Yadav was transferred out of the state without consulting the state government.
Parrikar has refused to relieve Yadav, who, he claimed was a good officer.
Responding to a question, the chief minister said that he will be writing letter to the Prime Minister and Home minister informing them about the decisions taken keeping in darkness the state government.
“If they rectify the mistake, then it’s fine. But if they don’t then Goa will have to move towards forming its own state cadre,” he said, adding that the chief secretary has already been asked to move the file for state cadre.
Goa which was under AGMU cadre continues to follow the practice even 25 years after attaining statehood.
Parrikar said that he has began leaving correspondence non-grata, which means that he is not taking any decision on the letters written by the union home ministry.
“Union home ministry should regret for their act. I won’t say that they should apologise because apology is a harsh word,” the chief minister added.