Amid speculation that he may be shifted to the Centre, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had sparked a controversy by questioning land deals of Robert Vadra in Haryana, on Tuesday said he has sent a request for central deputation but has not yet got a response.
In reply to a letter written by Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka to the Director of Special Protection Group (SPG) seeking withdrawal of special airport security exemptions provided to her and her family, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday ruled out scaling down the security as of now.
In the wake of Priyanka Gandhi asking the SPG to withdraw exemptions given to her family from security checks, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Monday asked why she was trying score a "brownie point" as security does not depend on "someone`s whims and fancies".
The NDA government would not indulge in any witch hunt against political opponents such as Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, but would allow the law to take its own course, Union parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to the Director of Special Protection Group (SPG), asking for withdrawal of special airport exemptions provided to her and family.
NDA government would not launch witch-hunt against its political opponents including Robert Vadra, but the law would take its own course, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday.
On his first day in office, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati on Thursday indicated that Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra could lose the privilege of not being frisked at airports.
With Narendra Modi-led NDA government all set to assume charge in the next few days, Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra is set to be deprived of the powers he enjoyed, while the grand old party was in power.
Haryana`s whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has accused the state government of victimising him and sitting over his performance appraisal report for the period 2012-2013, the time he acted against land scams and cancelled mutation of the land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF.
BJP`s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi said he will not "waste" time by launching a "witch-hunt" against his political opponents or individuals, including Robert Vadra, but added that no one was above the rule of law howsoever highly placed.