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Khanday was humiliated by same PDP that praises him after death
How politicians in Kashmir change colour like chameleon
11/20/2018 10:50:07 PM
Early Times Report
srinagar, Nov 20: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) is in a bizarre manner condoling the demise of former Chief Secretary of the state, Mohammad Iqbal Khanday, and highlighting his services, forgetting that while in power it humiliated him and compelled him to resign from service.
The 1978-IAS officer, Khanday was the Chief Secretary of the state when PDP-BJP formed the coalition government in the state on March 03, 2015. However, merely five months after the formation of government, Khanday on August 25, 2015 opted for voluntary retirement amid growing differences between his office and the state government.
Reports at that time informed that there were growing differences between a group of ministers and Khanday and same became the main reason for Khanday opting for the voluntary retirement, two and a half months before he was set to attain superannuation.
Khanday while opting for voluntary retirement had complained that he "has been reduced to a stenographer" in the then PDP-BJP dispensation as his office "wasn't consulted in decision-making."
Indications of the differences between the government and Chief Secretary's office had come to the fore much earlier as per the reports. Khanday didn't attend the two cabinet meetings-the first on August 19, 2015 that was held after three months, and the second on August 21, 2015.
Khanday had sought deferment of August 19, 2015 cabinet meeting as one of his relatives had passed away. However the government rejected his request and went ahead with the meeting.
His absence had given rise to speculations that it was only a matter of days before he would resign. In his absence, the cabinet meetings were attended by senior bureaucrat BR Sharma, who was then the Principal Secretary of Planning Department.
Sources privy to the development had divulged then that Khanday was upset for not being taken into confidence by the Government in administrative matters. The administrative reshuffle ordered in July 2015 by the cabinet only cemented his worry.
However, after his death, the PDP leaders seem to have forgotten the humiliation done by their leadership when it came to power in the state. "This is unnatural how the PDP leaders are behaving at present. How come Khanday Sahib became a man with characteristic candour all of a sudden after his death? Wasn't it the same officer who was cornered and then coerced to leave the job that he loved so ardently? This shows that the politicians are those who can change colour so swiftly as per the situation," says an official who worked for more half a decade with late Khanday.
63-year old Khanday had served as Principal Secretary to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed during the latter's term as Chief Minister in PDP-Congress government.
He rose to the level of Chief Secretary in 2013 during National Conference-Congress government headed by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
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