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Why AAP feels Khemka’s transfer is a bad signal for honest and upright officers

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Raising the concern over the safety of whistle blowers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party crticised the Haryana government’s move to transfer IAS officer Ashok Khemka for the 46 time.

Arvind Kejriwal led party accused BJP of petty politics for using Khemka’s transfer by the Congress’ Hooda government as a election campaign issue during Haryana elections and then doing the same to protect mafia in the state.

AAP compared BJP government to Congress in matters of institutionalization of corruption, shielding mafia and victimizing whistleblowers and honest officers.

BJP portrayed Khemka as a national hero and anti corruption crusader for bringing Robert Vadra to book but did a 360 degree turn as soon as Khemka become inconvenient to BJP’s vested interests, the AAP said.

“It’s not the only instance where an honest and upright officer is being victimized, officers in BJP ruled states and under the central government have been meted out similar treatment in the past. Chief Vigilance Officer of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Mr. Sanjeev Chaturvedi was victimized by senior BJP functionaries.” the party said.

Ashok Khemka was removed from the position of Secretary and Transport Commissioner by the Haryana government when he launched a drive against the powerful dumper lobby of Haryana.

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Shashi Tharoor Gives Comedy A Shot For The First Time

Shashi Tharoor performs Stand-up comedy for the first time in "One Mic Stand"

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Shashi Tharoor embraces his stand-up comedy experience. Pixabay

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is giving comedy a shot for the first time, and says embracing stand-up comedy has been an overwhelming experience.

Tharoor made his debut in the world of humour with “One Mic Stand”, which brings celebrities from diverse backgrounds and help them perform stand-up comedy for the very first time with one established comedian.

“I’m quite excited to be an integral part of this unique stand-up comedy series on Amazon Prime Video. Needless to say, it’s been an overwhelming experience for me to embrace stand-up comedy for the first time ever,” Tharoor said.

“At times, we do crack a joke or two in the political fraternity, though humour is always a big risk in the political world. However, this live comedy act in particular is fun and rewarding in itself. It feels like being a driver who takes his audience on a laughter journey whilst steering an unfamiliar bus all on his own,” added the former diplomat, who has been a successful author with great English vocabulary.

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Shashi Tharoor feels that humour is a big risk in political world. Pixabay

“One Mic Stand”, a five episode series, is created and hosted by Sapan Verma in collaboration with Only Much Louder. The show went live on Amazon Prime Video on November 15.

“Great to wear this maiden hat of a stand-Up comedian. Kudos to Kunal Kamra, my mentor on the show and Sapan for making it happen,” Tharoor said.

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Along with Tharoor, stars like Bhuvan Bam, Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Vishal Dadlani, Zakir Khan, Kunal Kamra, Angad Ranyal, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya also became a part of the show. (IANS)