A picture of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, standing along with chief secretary of Swadheen Kshatriya, next to three portraits on Shaheed Diwas is making rounds on the social networking sites.
The picture that is being circulated on social networking sites
The picture that is being circulated has two goof-ups. First, out of three portraits, there is no portrait of Sukhdev and on the contrary there are two of Bhagat Singh and one of Rajguru. Second, the portrait which is in the centre is actually of Bhagat Singh and is erroneously named as Sukhdev.
Last year in September the government came up with a circular directing every government, and semi-government office to commemorate March 23 as Shaheed Divas. Hence, on this day, every government, semi-government office, had geared up to pay homage to the freedom fighters.
The chief minister had gone to pay his respects at the Mantralaya. However, an administrational mistake led to a major embarrassment.
mid-day tried contacting the chief minister but neither he nor his media advisor were unavailable for comments.
Swadhin Kshatriya, the Chief Secretary for the state of Maharashtra said, "We have asked the Additional Chief Secretary to clarify on this matter. I cannot say anything else."