Kishor Kanyal, the Shajapur district collector who surrounded himself in controversy after he questioned the "aukat" (status) of a driver amid a protest by truckers, was removed from his post on Wednesday. The decision came from Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, who said such type of language would not be tolerated under his government.
Further, the Madhya Pradesh government issued an order to shift Kanyal to the post of state deputy secretary.
With the development, Narsinghpur's collector Riju Bafna, was appointed the new collector of Shajapur.
On Tuesday, during a meeting with representatives of a drivers' union, Kanyal lost his cool and later expressed regret if anyone was hurt by his words.
A video of the incident was widely shared on the internet, showing Kanyal asking drivers and others to not take the law into their hands.
When a representative of the divers asked him to talk nicely, a furious Kanyal said, "Kya karoge tum, kya aukat hai tumhari?"
The man replied saying they are fighting this battle for the very reason that they don't have any "aukat" (social standing).
A policeman then whisked the man away from the spot.
Reacting to the episode, Chief Minister Yadav said, "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we work for the uplift of the poor. No matter how big an officer is, he should respect the work and feelings of the poor. As a human being, this kind of language will not be tolerated under our government."
Yadav said he himself is the son of a labourer.
"I believe that officers who speak such language don't deserve to be in the field posting. I expect that the officer posted there (as Shajapur collector) will keep a check on such behaviour. I am pained by this," the Chief Minister said.