Mayawati removes top official for hosting fashion show

March 20th, 2008 - 12:41 am ICT by admin  


Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati late Wednesday night ordered the removal of an additional chief secretary-rank officer for hosting a fashion show at his official residence here. Agricultural Production Commissioner Anees Ansari hosted a fashion show by his designer wife, Asma Hussien, at his residence here Wednesday afternoon.

The programme, which included a ramp show, was televised on local channels around 9 p.m.

After the telecast of the show, Mayawati immediately convened a meeting of top officials where the action against Ansari was taken.

Chief Secretary Prashant Mishra said: ” Action against Ansari was taken for violating Service Conduct Rules. He has been attached to appointments department and given a week’s time to explain his actions.”

Uttar Pradesh Social Welfare Commissioner R.K. Mittal has been asked to take charge from Ansari Thursday morning.

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