Sasikanth Senthil tendered his resignation from the service on Friday saying a "framework of fascism" is developing in the country.

BJP MP calls ex-IAS officer a traitor for criticising union government
news Politics Monday, September 09, 2019 - 18:56

Former minister and BJP MP from Karnataka Anant Kumar Hegde has termed former Dakshina Kannada district Deputy Commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil a “traitor” for criticising the Centre and resigning from civil service.

Taking to Twitter, the six-time MP from Uttara Kannada constituency, known for his acerbic comments said, “The state government should realize that it should have sacked him after he opened his polluted mindset against the Union Government.  But cajoling this #Gaddar to return, amounts to treacherous act against the Nation.”

The MP is talking about Karnataka Chief Secretary Vijayabhaskar's call to Sasikanth Senthil, in which the state's top bureaucrat asked Sasikanth to re-consider his resignation.

Hegde added, “If this guy can conclude that the Union Government is fascist; then we have the liberty to call him another paid #Gaddar, dancing to the tunes set by his real paymasters!  This may be the debate he wants to initiate!”


Sasikanth tendered his resignation from civil service last Friday saying, “I have taken this decision as I feel it is unethical for me to continue as a civil servant in the government when the fundamental building blocks of our diverse democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner.” 

In his initial statement, however, Sasikanth said that his decision had little to do with the Karnataka state government led by BJP incidentally or his work as the DC of Dakshina Kannada.

Later in an interview with TNM, the former IAS officer said, "You can see the framework being deployed (in the country) and it is the time-tested framework deployed in many countries in history. The situation in Kashmir is part of this framework. A month-long clampdown of an entire state is unheard of in India and it tells you that something is fundamentally wrong,"

Sasikanth's resignation was the second such one in recent weeks. Kannan Gopinathan, an IAS officer posted in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu also resigned from the service over the government’s handling of the Kashmir issue.

Read: Why Anantkumar Hegde must be held accountable for misogyny, Islamophobia


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