HP move to dismiss employees with RSS background

via HK published on August 17, 2006

Simla:Himachal Pradesh Congress government had shown their height of intolerance by suspending a government Ayurvedic practitioner, stating that he has links with RSS.


 


“He was working for the RSS. That is why he has been placed under suspension,” Told Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.He also warned that any employee having links with the RSS will be dismissed from service. “Government employees will not be allowed to take part in RSS activities. If any employee does so, he will be dismissed,” Singh said.


 


Singh’s statement evoked a sharp reaction from Opposition BJP today which termed it as “undemocratic and dictatorial”.

In a statement issued here, party spokesman Randhir Sharma said the RSS was a “nationalist social organisation which works for inculcating moral values, honesty, dedication and selfless service.”



He said that it appeared that the Chief Minister had “no faith in democratic values and was trying to infringe upon the right to views and expression which was violation of the Constitution”.


 


The BJP leader said Singh was trying to “browbeat the honest and dedicated employees and asked him to quote the article of the Constitution under which government employees could not have links with RSS”.


Sharma dared the chief minister to take action against such employees and said that if the need arose, the BJP would not hesitate to launch an agitation on the issue.


 


Courtesy:www.zeenews.com

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