Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that Khemka is doubtful person and further course of action will be witnessed when he comes at the Centre.

However, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala noted that it is the prerogative of the government to appoint officers and extended best wishes to the NDA government and Khemka for having a "healthy and constructive relationship in the future".

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that such loyal serviceman should be taken into duty and that Congress had already tortured him enough.

Earlier, reacting to reports that Khemka may be moved to the Centre, Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh, was non-committal, saying, "We are not commenting on this issue... The placement is part of the natural process of administration. It's not appropriate to attach motives."

Khemka, a 1991-batch officer who had initiated an inquiry into alleged irregularities in land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Varda, currently holds the post of secretary in the Haryana government's department of archives.



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