Bric a Brac : Rudy takes a shine

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.

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Bric a Brac : Sam Pitroda’s Diaspora

IF the tide of politics turns the table, will Gujarat and Gujaratis be again instrumental in choosing the new Prime Minister of India. It may not be far fetched to say that the political survival of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi depends on the outcome of the Gujarat assembly elections. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too has realised this fact. As per sources, Rahul has adopted a two-fold strategy. He has activated himself in Gujarat and is also working on another front of Non-Resident Indians, a core constituency of Mr Modi. The Indian diaspora has all along been clamouring for attention and Modi gave a voice to them even without visiting with a vast network of Gujaratis. But all Gujaratis or members of the Indian diaspora are not Modi supporters. Rahul has realised this and recently visited the US to cultivate the attention-seeking diaspora. Gujaratis across the world are very active in business and they dominate in most of the areas of economy in their respective abodes. Gujaratis also dominate and dictate the politics sitting across the border. Most of the social media supporters of Modi are the members of Indian diaspora. As per the plan, Rahul will tour across the world and mobilise the Indian diaspora and expose Modi and his policies. Surprisingly, the Chanakya of the plan is none other than the Gujarati Sam Pitroda who is a mentor of Rahul Gandhi. Sam has bigger plans for Rahul in the days to come. Wait and watch.

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Bric a Brac : Fixers barge BJP

TO grow in size sounds good but size too can create problems. The BJP has started to feel the pinch of becoming a big size party. It has 8.8 crore members across India and is the biggest political party India has ever had. If one visits the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, one can see the workers desperately in search of leaders and ministers. The party has six morchas and around 40 committees. These morchas and committees comprise approximately 200 top ranking leaders of the BJP. Apart from that, morchas are spread across India. It has been observed that most of the rich and influential have managed to grab the morcha posts by greasing the palm of the national morcha leadership. After grabbing the posts, these novices are touring the nation claiming to be national leaders of the BJP. This is not happening in isolation. Apparently, some senior RSS leaders are reported to have facilitated the entry of persona non grata into the party system and in the process are tasting the fruits of being powerful members of the ruling elite. Top ranking RSS leaders are aware of these black sheep but are not able to take any action. Is RSS guruji Mohan Bhagwat listening?

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A new slogan on Kashmir

IT was with a sense of déjà vu that one heard the new slogan coined by Narendra Modi to delineate the future policy on Kashmir. One could have dismissed the slogan as an obiter dictum freshly minted on the spur of the moment. But the significance of a statement made from the ramparts of the Red Fort cannot be taken lightly. Modi said that we should treat the Kashmiri separatists in accordance with the rhyme: “Na gaali se, na goli se, balki gale se lagake (neither with abuse, nor with the bullet, rather embrace them in your arms).”

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Courage of conviction

IT was a taunt and better prospects of growth and emoluments that brought Kamal Krishna Sinha into Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Otherwise Sinha, son of RKP Sinha, a provincial civil servant (PCS) in Bihar Capital, and Phool Kumari Devi, a housewife, was more than content teaching students of Regional Institute of Technology (RIT) in Jamshedpur. He had got into teaching at the age of 18 after completing his post-graduation in Chemistry from Patna University in 1958. To add gravitas to his young outlook, he then kept a beard.

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