In a major embarrassment for the Chhattisgarh Government, advocate Priyanka Shukla of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday made a serious allegation that Secretary to the CM S Bharathidasan offered highly paid jobs to his and two wives of his IAS friends in a World Bank-aided project.
Priyanka Shukla, an active member of the AAP, took to Twitter to claim, “As part of one of the plans of World Bank, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s Secretary S Bharathidasan offered a job of Rs 1 lakh job to his wife, job offer worth Rs 80,000 to the wife of fellow IAS Vineet Nandanwar and Rs 50,000 to the wife of IAS Himshikhar Gupta. And thus unemployment was eradicated in the state.”
She also shared offer letters addressed to Komal Nandanwar, fellow IAS Vineet Nandanwar’s wife, Neha Gupta, wife of IAS Himshikhar Gupta and S Bharathidasan’s wife Meneka M Bharthidasan.
Her Tweet set the social media handle on fire with many users replying to the tweet expressing shame. One user taunted, “Therefore, the World Bank is a great employer of influential & rich people !”, while another angry reaction by someone was “Shameful.