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Rajasthan govt changes Kota Collector ahead of elections

A day after transferring 20 IAS officers, Rajasthan government changed Collector Om Prakash Bunkar ahead of . Earlier in the list day before, the government had changed five . Mahaveer Prasad Meena , a 2013 batch promotee IAS will replace Bunkar. Meena was serving as managing Rajasthan State Warehousing Corporation.

According to sources, Bunkar's transfer was effected suddenly at the behest UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal, who is MLA from Kota North assembly constituency. The matter is said to be related to Dhariwal's ambitious project Chambal River Front.

“Dhariwal had asked Bunkar for some work related to the river front which the collector prolonged. This was the immediate cause of his removal. Earlier also, predecessor of Bunkar Hari Mohan Meena was removed unceremoniously due to anger of Shanti Dhariwal,” sources said.

The government was also said to be not very happy with the way Bunkar was handling rising students suicide cases in city. A day before he had released the for conducting tests again after tests were put on hold for more than a month.

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