Senior BJP chief and central minister Bisheswar Tudu has courted controversy by claiming that lots of the officers appointed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are “dacoits”.
He alleged that whereas a “chicken thief” could be punished, an official who runs a mineral mafia can’t be touched because the system protects him.
The union minister of state for tribal affairs and jalshakti made the remarks whereas addressing a gathering as chief visitor on the golden jubilee operate of a authorities college at Baliapal in Balasore district.
He was heard making the controversial assertion in a viral video. PTI couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the video clip.
“I had an idea that those who are appointed through UPSC … they are the most knowledgeable persons and are always in high positions. But now, I feel that most of those who have qualified from there perhaps are dacoits. I do not say 100 per cent, but many of them are dacoits,” Mr Tudu asserted.
The UPSC is the nation’s premier central recruitment fee, which features as an impartial physique and appoints prime authorities officers.
The minister, who’s an MP of Odisha, stated the UPSC workplace is simply behind his residence in Delhi, and initially he had excessive regard for it however that has modified now.
During his speech, Mr Tudu additionally requested: “Why is our society engulfed in corruption and injustice if such educated people are there?” “It is because of lack of morality in our education system. Lack of spiritual education and thoughts among us.” The minister had additionally stoked controversy in 2021 by accusing state authorities officers of misbehaving with him in his constituency in Mayurbhanj.