Former minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Faggan Singh Kulaste are among some of the MPs who are furious with the style of the functioning of the PMO since they have been ejected as the Minister for Skill Development and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, respectively. After the tantrum by Uma Bharati, both Rudy and Kulaste were quite agitated when they were asked to resign from the ministership. Both have the grudge that they have never been given an opportunity to explain their achievements before the Prime Minister. Sources close to Rudy informed that he has been seeking an appointment to meet the Prime Minister for past eight months, but the PMO did not give him any time. Even during the appraisal of his ministry, the PMO used to call the secretary of the ministry. Sources, however, informed that inefficiency was not the only reason for Rudy’s ouster. His honesty and integrity as a minister was allegedly in doubt. It is learnt that in the corridors of the ministry, it was known that people who have work with the ministry had to go to a jeweller’s shop in South Delhi before meeting the minister. This was brought to the notice of RSS stalwarts and Rudy was shown the door. Kulaste, however, became a victim of fellow state politicians who are more settled and aggressive in Delhi.
VOL. 11 | ISSUE 7 | OCTOBER 2017