“I have always been in favour of freedom of expression…the action against him might be correct according to the rules but I am personally forgiving him,” said Kamal Nath.
Bhopal: A school headmaster was suspended for making a derogatory comment about Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath. But upon the CM’s instructions the order has been revoked. In a statement issued, Kamal Nath said he has forgiven the teacher.
The district collector Chhavi Bharadwaj suspended Mukesh Tiwari, headmaster of government-run Kanishta Buniyadi Middle School in Jabalpur, on Thursday, as he had allegedly referred to Kamal Nath as a “daku” (dacoit) during a meeting at the school.
Bharadwaj suspended him after a video, in which he can be allegedly seen making the comment, appeared on social media.
On Saturday, Nath said in a statement that after he learnt about the incident, he directed the officials to revoke Tiwari’s suspension.
“I have always been in favour of freedom of expression….the action against him might be correct according to the rules but I am personally forgiving him,” said the chief minister.
“I have directed the district administration to revoke the suspension….He (Tiwari) should decide for himself whether he used right words for a democratically-elected chief minister,” Nath added.
Collector Bharadwaj told PTI that the teacher apologised in response to a show-cause notice, and the chief minister too directed that he should be let off, so the suspension has been revoked.
(With inputs from PTI)