Avoid making foot-in-the-mouth statements like Shejwar: CM

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:08 PM IST


BHOPAL :  Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s two key messages to his colleagues at an informal meeting of the state cabinet at School of Good Governance here on Friday were: keep your tongue under cheque and that one negative news can wife off the impact of 100 positive ones.

He said that Gauri Shankar Shejwar’s statement in the Raisen Hospital that he was afraid of doctors had a very bad impact on the image of the government. “You all should be very careful while saying something”, he said.

Similarly, he said, the news of two dams being washed away had overshadowed all the good work done by the government.


He  gave lessons in good governance, team spirit and transparency to ministers at the meeting.

Chief secretary Antony De Sa gave a presentation on good governance.

After De Sa’s presentation, BJP state president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and organizational general secretary Suhas Bhagat attended the meeting. Chouhan interacted with ministers collectively as well as individually. He said to his ministers to forget their differences with ministers and work with team spirit. He said ministers should sit together to resolve inter-departmental matters and if needed, they may conduct meeting with chief secretary and principal secretaries too.


Chouhan said it is people of the state who suffer when a minister does not work.

 He gave a target of 760 days to be fulfilled keeping 2018 Assembly elections in mind. He said the impact of ministers’ working comes on public, party and government. He urged the ministers not to cross the limits of dignity and behave decently. He said ministers should initiate innovations in their departments. He asked ministers to conduct regular tours of the districts under their charge. He said ministers must go to the districts under their charge for two days in a month, including one day of night halt on compulsory basis. Chief minister said that ministers during their tour of districts under their charge must interact with people related to party organization and RSS. He asked his ministers to do comprehensive publicity of the works of their departments. Chouhan said ministers should make maximum use of social media in publicity. In the meeting, a consensus on inviting e-tenders of more than Rs 2 lakh was also arrived.

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Published on: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 02:24 AM IST