MANOHAR Lal has travelled a long way in Haryana within two years. He has completed two years as a Chief Minister with flying colours. While the political fraternity was apprehending that he will prove to be a non-starter, he has proved otherwise. He is not only administering the State efficiently but also managing his political opponents so smartly that his detractors are feeling helpless. Even the civil servants are anxious to see his splendid performance as an administrator. He has opened a CM’s window on web where he has addressed millions of complaints of people of the State. Haryanvis file the complaints and action is taken instantly. It’s happening for the first time in Haryana. He has learnt the art of media management too. He called a press conference in Chandigarh on the completion of two years of his government. He announced only 13 out of 50 schemes. Reporters asked him, “Why don’t you announce all 50 schemes”. He replied that newspapers now-a-days don’t have much space to carry all the schemes and I don’t want to get my news to be killed by just mentioning that CM has announce 50 schemes without elaborating on the schemes. He even encouraged reporters to ask questions in local language (read Punjabi) and replied also in Punjabi. On November 1, on Haryana Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Gurugram, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to be impressed with Manohar Lal for organising a fabulous and memorable ceremony.
VOL. 10, ISSUE 8 | NOV, 2016