When UP Chief Secretary asked CM to keep quiet and listen

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 17 Aug 2016 11:02 AM GMT

When UP Chief Secretary asked CM to keep quiet and listen
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Lucknow: In yet another public display of his offensive way of talking, Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal embarrassed none other than the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav himself during an official function in the state capital on Wednesday.

It was during the distribution of Kanya Vidyadhan function when Deepak Singhal, during his address, stunned CM Akhilesh by stopping him from speaking with advisor Alok Ranjan who was also present there. He also made it obvious by saying "salahakar sahab, meri baat suniye, baate to hoti rahengi (Mr Advisor, listen to me first, talk later),'' despite fully knowing that he was speaking to the Chief Minister.

Deepak Singhal, however, admitted to his 'too much of talking' when he said "the CM often tells me that I talk too much.''

It may be recalled that he had put himself in the awkward position on many occasions either by his choice of words or misreading of the situation. Few days ago at an official function in Shravasti, he described CM Akhilesh as a child by heart as well as by brain.

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Even otherwise, Singhal's language, at times, offended many officials. His particular statement about IAS and IPS officers that he could send them to jail, was found rather indecent by senior bureaucracy.

In Wednesday function, the UP Chief Secretary, crossing his limits as a bureaucrat stepping into political domain, when he said cycle (election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party) had been his favourite since childhood.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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