Mayawati pays surprise visit to Jhansi; transfers DM

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 0:01 [IST]

Lucknow, Feb 15 (PTI) District Magistrate of Jhansi RajShekhar was today transferred by the Uttar Pradesh governmenthours after Chief Minister Mayawati''s surprise visit to thedistrict.

Raj Shekhar has been shifted to administrative reformsdepartment as the special secretary to be replaced by specialsecretary medical and health Manish Chauhan, an officialspokesman said here.

Though no reason was cited behind the transfer,sources said the DM was transfered for laxity in developmentworks.

Mayawati conducted a surprise visit of Jhansi districtand took stock of various development schemes, besides law andorder.

During her visit, two women abruptly came in front ofher cavalcade to narrate their grievances to the chiefminister.

In Ambedkar village Bhatpura, a woman named Rajnistood in front of her cavalcade demanding arrest of heruncle''s assailants.

The CM assured the woman of financial assistance and ahouse apart from justice for her uncle.

Another woman named Sardo jumped in front of hercavalcade demanding land lease.

She also alleged of being manhandled by policepersonnel and claimed that her arm was fractured in theincident.

 

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