dalip singh
Bric a Brac

Files on hold

fresh breed of ministers

july-14-imag-5WHENEVER regimes have changed in the last 67 years, the transition has been smooth, especially for facilitators. The BJP has come to power alone, without the support of anybody’s crutches this time. This disposition has created a bottleneck. As far as the bureaucracy is concerned, they have their set-up in place. The issue is how to deal with the ministers’ offices. Barring a few top industrialists’ facilitators, most are perturbed. First, they don’t know who is joining the ministers’ offices as Private Secretaries. Generally a Cabinet Minister has a staff of 10 to 12 people. Some of them are posted at home and some in the office. Second, except for the top 10 ministers, they don’t know the minister politically or socially. Third, the new generation of ministers is mostly from an RSS background, so they are not party-hoppers. The buzz is that they are taking the help of old Rajya Sabha MPs of the BJP to understand the mindset of the new ruling club. Another major problem is that most of the ministers have not been allotted houses; either they are living in hotels, guest houses or State bhawans. These are public places and people who come with a request to push the files don’t like to meet at a public place. Then, the new ministers are also not conversant with Delhi culture. Former BJP President BangaruLaxman’s TV sting is also still haunting many. So, the problem remains as to how the files of industrialists will move. The government, for the time being, ison hold, waiting till it is fully oiled.

Vol. 8, issue 4 | JULY | 2014

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

To Top
Latest Articles
close slider

Lastest Articles

From the Editor:Anil Tyagi
CORRUPTION :FROM RAJ TO RAFALE 9 - Predators on the Prowl
COVER STORY :Political Catastrophe
COVER STORY :Will there be a Parliamentfor the People?
SCAM:Jignesh ‘Unfit and Improper’
GOVERNANCE :India excels in environment Governance
GOVERNANCE:Crime of 21st Century
BOOK EXCERPT :The Pied Piper of BJP
BOOK REVIEW:From behind the steel frame
Bric-a-brac :Cash no problem
Bric-a-brac:Playing the game
Bric-a-brac:Rahul Johri: Not out
By the way:If you don’t bow
By the way:No politics please
By the way:Goyal flies high as Jet Airways dives