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FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:31 AM IST
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Secretary is not satisfied

This officer, within days after being posted as secretary in the Chief Ministers secretariat, seems dissatisfied! The reason, according to the insiders, is that another secretary posted there recently is closer to the CM and therefore he gets more attention in the allocation of works. The rivalsecretary close to the CM has also taken possession of the cabin occupied earlier by high- profile secretary Anurag Jain, who stayed on the post for five important years. As a consequence, the officer recently posted there has to sit in the cabin of the CMs media adviser. Moreover, it is understood that the charge of an important State- run corporation has also been taken from him whereas the othersecretary continues to enjoy the charge of the corporations allocated to him.

The unhappy man now fears he would end up as a mere rubberst&.

Holiday- loving PS

The departmental minister concerned, the officers and employees – all are facing problems because of the love of holidays by a principal secretary recently posted in the Mantralaya. Sources say the officer takes leaves on whim and the reason is his attraction towards liquor and his poetic nature, as a result of which, he does not care much about official work. During his tenure as a divisional commissioner, the collector of a district had to look after the commissioners duties for about eight months! Grapevine has it that the PS has lost interest in the State but he is whiling away his time because of lack of resourcesto get a posting in Delhi.

A two- hour wait

When the father of a person occupying the post of chief minister can face problems due to mismanagement, one can just only guess what may be the situation for the common people. Recently, when the air- ambulance was called to shift the CMs ailing father to Mumbai, the plane, instead of 12 noon, arrived at 7 pm. Moreover, the CMs father had to lay for two hours in the ambulance to wait for the air- ambulance. Not only that, there was no doctor present during the entire period. As a consequence, the CM is deeply unhappy with the director of the private hospital where his father was admitted. The sources said that not even a handful of people were present at the airport even though several officers and BJP leaders knew about it.

Corporation chiefs true colours

A leader hailing from the State capital and considered close to the BJP organisation has started showing his true colours immediately after taking over as the chairman of a corporation. Considered a past- in raising funds, this chairman organised a function of the corporation and handed over the bills of the advertisements to a contractor of the corporation for payment! It is learnt that the chairman is also bringing a lot of pressure on the corporation officers to pave the way for raising funds. The whispers about his deeds have reached the CM but even the CM is helpless before him.

President cannot recognise MLA

Though the Congress has taken the risk of appointing Union minister Kantilal Bhuria as the State Congress president, but now this is creating unforeseen problems for the party. A little bird tells us that during c&aigning in Jabera, Bhuria asked Manasa MLA Brijendra Singh Malakheda that how was Congress doing in Maharashtra! A flustered Malakheda told Bhuria that he is an MLA from MP, not Maharashtra. Now the MLA is telling other different leaders that with the party chief not able to recognise the party MLAs, the Congress is certain to suffer during his tenure. Significantly, the MLA belongs to the same region of Malwa from where Bhuria has been active in politics.

A minister expert in appeasement

There is this minister in Madhya Pradesh with whom the RSS leaders and the BJP national leaders all are happy.

The minister, who is very close to RSS leader Suresh Soni, keeps happy Murali Manohar Joshi, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj also. At the same time, he also invited Bhaiyaji J

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