In an unprecedented development, a dozen retired IAS officers, some them who served as Chief Secretaries of erstwhile undivided AP state as well now the residual, met the Governor ESL Narasimhan and submitted a memorandum to demand through him the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu to tender unconditional apology for his ‘uncharitable’ remarks against the Chief Secretary L V Subramaniam as well the Election Officials.
“We protest against Naidu’s unbecoming of a Chief Minister for making baseless allegations as well unwarranted remarks against our fraternity. How dare he (Naidu) call the Election Commission appointed Chief Secretary as ‘covert”? How dare he admonish the Chief Electoral Officer, barging into his office on the polling day? Haven’t you hurt these officials self-respect?” they asked in their letter submitted to the Governor and appealed to him to prevent recurrence of such ‘misbehavior’ from any member of political class in near future.
They also through the Governor wanted the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to tender unconditional apology to both – the Chief Secretary L V Subramaniam as well the Chief Election Officer, Dwivedi.
The dozen officers, who met were representing the IAS Officers Association.
Among them who met the Governor, three of them served as Chief Secretaries, 11 as Special CS, in the past belonging to 1956, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1983 batches.
The IAS retired officers delegation consists of Ramakanth Reddy, IYR Krishna Rao, Ajay Kallam, AK Farida, Shyamal, MG Gopal, VK Rastogi, Shyam Bob, C Umamahehwar Rao, B Krupanandam, J Rambabu. Those who extended support and signatories to the letter demanding unconditional apology from Naidu, include; A Bhattacharya, Anil Kumar Kutti, A Vidyasagar Rao, VBS Venkatramana, CVSK Sarma, DR Garg, D Srinivasulu, Harish Kumar, J C Mohanty, KV Rao, Priyadarshi Das, P Dayachari, MVPC Sastry, MVS Prasad, AK Narasimha Rao, RS Goyal, Reymond Peter, Dr Vijaykumar, Vinod Kumar Aggarwal, JP Murthy and CS Rangachary.