Congress protests in opposition to BJP, blames speak govt for IAS officer’s resignation

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    Congress protests in opposition to BJP, blames speak govt for IAS officer’s resignation



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    Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikant Senthil resigned from the Indian Administrative Carrier (IAS) earlier on Friday.

    The shock resignation of Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikant Senthil from the Indian Administrative Carrier (IAS) on Friday precipitated protests by Congress workers in opposition to the BJP inaugurate air the DC place of job.

    The protesters, armed with gain collectively flags and shouting slogans, blamed the ruling gain collectively within the speak and Centre, despite the truth that Sasikanth acknowledged that the dedication to resign turned into once a “purely private one”. He also talked about that this dedication had nothing to form alongside with his work as the DC of Dakshina Kannada. Sources, alternatively, possess told TNM that the dedication turned into once extra to form with the workings of the Centre in situation of the novel BJP regime within the speak. 

    Read: ‘Constructing blocks of democracy compromised’: Dakshina Kannada DC quits IAS

    The Congress leaders alleged that Sasikanth resigned because of stress from the BJP-led Karnataka authorities. “At a time when the BJP is in vitality in Karnataka, they are striking stress on district officials to form anti-social work. It is due to this stress that the DC has submitted his resignation this day,” Congress MLC Ivan D’Souza acknowledged, addressing the protesters.

    “If this authorities continues, extra IAS, IPS officers will resign because of stress,” MLA and district gain collectively president Harish Kumar told TNM, echoing his colleague’s feedback.

    Sasikant had been serving as the DC of the coastal district since December 2017. In his earlier postings, he has served as the Assistant Commissioner in Ballari, Chief Government Officer of the Shivamogga Zilla Panchayat and Deputy Commissioner of Chitradurga and Raichur districts. Earlier than his posting in Dakshina Kannada, he turned into once the Director of Mines and Geology Department. He had topped the 2009 UPSC checks and secured the ninth situation on the nationwide diploma after leaving his job as an engineer.

    Sasikanth is the 2d IAS officer to resign in recent weeks. Kannan Gopinathan, a Malayali IAS officer from the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, submitted his resignation from the service in August over the clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370. He quit service declaring that he principal his freedom of expression inspire. 

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