The model code of conduct (MCC) imposed in the state in view of the ongoing and long drawn out process of parliamentary elections has given the Babudom of the state a perfect alibi for remaining motionless till May 23 when the results of elections would be declared. These days, the Babus most of whom have perfected the art of maintaining status quo while masquerading as active and concerned bureaucrats have virtually stalled the movement of files in the name of MCC. Interestingly, the officers are seen giving the excuse of model code for seemingly urgent and important works concerning the general public like mending of machines which have gone awry in the government hospitals or road repair works or trivial issues like cleaning of choked drains. One can rest assured that only a minuscule percentage of these Babus have cared to actually flip through the exhaustive MCC document printed by the election commission but when it comes to taking any action they tend to take refuge in the cosy comfort of model code of conduct.
Left abandoned by their owners, large numbers of stray animals, particularly those belonging to bovine progeny have virtually laid a siege on the roads of the provisional state capital Dehradun. The office of Municipal Corporation of Dehradun is expressing its inability to catch these animals to the concerned citizens who approach them with complaint of the menace. Their exasperation is understandable as the only shelter home at their disposal is already housing three times more animals than its capacity. The circumstances are such that the people of Dehradun are left with no choice but to bear with this nuisance of stray animals. Interestingly the loud mouthed, belligerent and self confessed saviour of cows appear to have vanished into thin air. The members of the society should find out these elements from within them and prod them to do their bit for providing shelter and feed for the revered bovine progeny forced to occupy streets of the city.
There seems to be a method and astute planning in the recent emotional outbursts and utterances of former chief minister Harish Rawat on social media platforms. The indomitable leader back in the state after gruelling election campaign in Assam took no time in responding to the ‘ loser’ barb of chief minister TSR and said that he still lives in hearts and minds of people even as those who have defeated him in electoral battles have faded away from public memory. Terming electoral reverses as part and parcel of politicians, he took the BJP to task for becoming too arrogant and claimed that people would crush this arrogance soon. Harish Rawat also questioned absence of issue of two year TSR’s stint in the state from the BJP’s campaign strategy to hammer home the point that saffron party is solely relying on Modi magic in the elections. Those who know Rawat opine that by these statements, the wily leader has made sure to take any adverse outcome in the Nainital- Udham Singh Nagar constituency from where he is contesting in his stride. A victory would further strengthen his position within Congress and in case of defeat he would be able to divert any scrutiny by blaming Modi factor for debacle.
Friday, 26 April 2019 | Gajendra Singh Negi| Dehradun
Author: Gajendra Singh Negi
You might also like
- Missing AN-32 found in ruins June 12, 2019
- Scholarships for 5 crore minority students: Naqvi June 12, 2019
- Pilgrimage centres becoming centres of tourism: Shankaracharya June 12, 2019
- Maharaj meets Patel, discusses tourism plans June 12, 2019
- Two expeditions slated to start today for retrieving bodies of climbers June 12, 2019