Revenue officials demand MP minister`s sacking

Protesting the alleged rude treatment meted out by state Cooperatives Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen to a Patwari recently, revenue officers including Deputy Collectors across MP went on strike, demanding Bisen` sacking.

Updated: Aug 04, 2011, 00:02 AM IST

Bhopal/Seoni (MP): Protesting the alleged
rude treatment meted out by state Cooperatives Minister Gauri
Shankar Bisen to a Patwari (village revenue official)
recently, revenue officers including Deputy Collectors across
Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday went on strike, demanding Bisen` sacking.

In a widely publicised incident, the Minister had
allegedly asked Patwari, Devendra Marskole, to do squats at a
public function in Seoni district by way of punishment, when
some locals complained against the official.

Revenue officials in the state have been protesting the
incident, and demanding registration of case against him and
dismissal from state ministry.
A large number of Patwaris, led by organisation`s state
president, Ramnath Singh, also staged a demonstration.

Workers of Congress, Gondwana Gantantra Party, Samajwadi
Party and Kisan Sangh also organised a protests.
State Congress President, Kantilal Bhuria, has called a
meeting of SC/ST MLAs tomorrow on the issue.

PTI