Senior bureaucrat in UP takes oath for building Ram Mandir ,UP chief minister asks for clarification .
A video of DG Homegaurd SuryaKumar Shukla who participated in a Lucknow university seminar on Ram Mandir ,taking oath to rebuild Ram Mandir has created controversy.According to the rules any serving bureaucrat should stay away from any controversial religious or social functions .As the matter of Ram Mandir construction is still disputed ,an acting DG taking oath is clear violation of the rule .After the video was released Congress and other opposition parties have demanded action against the DG and with things heating up CM has also asked the DG to submit an explanation .
DG Shukla has stated that he was unaware of any oath taking ceremony before hand ,he did not address the audience and claims to have not made any controversial statement .He only attend the seminar on invitation in Lucknow university on January 28.In the video DG Shukla is seen on the stage with others who took oath to rebuild the Ram Mandir .DG Shukla is an IPS cadet from 1982 batch and is also in race for the post of DGP .This act has created an outrage and raised questions about the secular credentials of serving bureaucrats .
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