BHOPAL : In September this year, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had ordered the suspension of a Police sub-inspector for kicking the typewriter of an elderly person Krishna Kumar.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan is facing a similar albeit much a serious situation. To begin with, the kicker is not an ordinary cop but a senior cabinet Minister. And the kicked is not an inanimate typewriter but a little, poor child – both adding up to make Mehadele’s act an unpardonable one.
Mehadale, meanwhile, is busy spinning a yarn of falsehoods. Her statement is a bundle of lies. It is up to Chauhan to decide as to what to do with a Minister who first kicks a boy and then issues a false statement. When Akhilesh Yadav took action on the said Police Sub-inspector, his decision was appreciated everywhere.
Sources said Chauhan has severely reprimanded Mehadale in this matter. But is that enough?
BJP leaders are already being branded as arrogant and intolerant across the country and the incident has only added fuel to the fire. Akhilesh Yadav recently showed the door to eight ministers. Chauhan too has sacked Ministers Anup Mishra, Vijay Shah and Raghavji. Clearly, it is not Mehadele’s image that is on stake but Chauhan’s.
Ministers are arrogant, insensitive: Ajay Singh
Former leader of Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Ajay Singh has alleged that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and his Ministers were going out of control and treating the people with contempt. Ajay Singh demanded that Chief Minister should immediately drop Kusum Mehadale from the cabinet, the way he had removed Datia Collector for misbehaving with a woman.
Singh claimed that the Ministers of the government, which splurged Rs 1.5 crore on celebrating state’s Foundation Day, had become intolerant and insensitive. He cited the incident of Agriculture Minister Gaurishankar Bisen thrashing a cook at Circuit House. Singh alleged that the BJP, after three times in power, had become arrogant. He also alleged that the Chief Minister, after wasting crores on cultural programmes, is posing as a well wisher of farmers.