Line blurred between ruling party & government in MP

DB Post 6 Oct 2018


It is time for the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh to reap what it has been sowing for 15 years.

It has launched a publicity blitzkrieg to monetise its purported achievements. Anyone who lives in the state can’t escape the carpet bombing unleashed by the government.

The media, both new and traditional, is drowning in it. Billboards inform citizens that they live in a golden state, Swarnim Madhya Pradesh.

Freebies distributed among the poor carry photographs of their benefactors. Our mandarins had even planned tiles carrying the PM’s and the CM’s images outside the government built houses.

It is overkill. If you live in MP, you get the impression that every morning the sun rises in the east due to the efforts of only one person. No awards for guessing who that person is. Continue reading “Line blurred between ruling party & government in MP”

Bureaucrats with a conscience


Two bureaucrats are discussing Cabinet minutes in Yes Prime Minister

Bernard: So you want me to falsify the minutes? 
Humphrey: I want nothing of the sort! It’s up to you Bernard; what do you want? 
Bernard: I want to have a clear conscience. 
Humphrey: A clear conscience? 
Bernard: Yes. Humphrey: When did you acquire this taste for luxuries?

Senior IAS officer Dipali Rastogi has surprised many by publicly coming out against civil servants who let their spine rot and said only what their masters wanted to hear for the sake of “salary, perks, club membership, car, driver, domestic help, spruced-up homes, dinner parties, discounted vacations, foreign trips and the silly, mean-minded ‘power’ to dole out small favours to friends and relatives.” Continue reading “Bureaucrats with a conscience”