Bell the officer, recover data card
A senior official has been transferred to another department. “Fair enough. Officials do get transferred from one post to another and from one department to another. But the problem is he took away a data card of the department. It is sanctioned in the name of the person who holds the particular post in the department,” an employee remarked.
The transferred official is still using the data card and his previous department is taking care of the payment. But the reputation of the official is such that no one dares to ask him to return the card. Everyone is urging each other to send him an official letter demanding the card back. “But government-owned things have always been difficult to get back. Earlier bungalows were not vacated and sofas and fans were not returned. Now it is the data cards and mobile sets that are not returned,” an official said.
Bad for party
The badly beaten RJD had just started to find its voice against the Nitish Kumar government when the Gaya incident happened. Party leaders appeared to go underground along with their “most wanted” MLA Surendra Prasad Yadav when journalists wanted to know their reaction to the firing that injured two medicos. “It could not have happened at a worse time. We were just about to stir out of our shells when Surendra committed this blunder,” mourned a senior party leader, who insisted that the long Assembly session from February will again put the party on the backfoot. And he is not mistaken. The
D (U) appears to have already bared its claws. “The people of Bihar must be shuddering to think what would have happened if the RJD came back to power. It would have been the dark era all over again,” said
D (U) spokesperson Sanjay Singh. But the RJD is wary of uncomfortable questions like how a person with such a reputation as Surendra Yadav could have been ever considered for the post of leader of its Assembly wing?
Shotgun Shatrughan Sinha has done it again. Just when the state
JP leaders thought
hat differences between allies JD (U) and BJP over the Ekta Yatra has been “amicably settled”, the BJP MP raked up the issue by declaring that the yatra was wrong.
e said he agreed with chief minister Nitish Kumar and JD (U) national president Sharad Yadav's views against
he yatra. Sinha even declared that Nitish is a prime ministerial
andidate. “His statements should not be taken seriously. Last year, the MP had uncharitable things to say
bout Nitish Kumar’s governance. Neither him nor his films are taken seriously by anyone,” said a senior BJP leader.
Dissident JD (U) MP Upendra Kushwaha has again devised a way to put chief minister Nitish Kumar and his government in an embarrassing situation. Not only has Kushwaha called a meeting on corruption on February 2, he has also said making ministers declare their assets will not do. He has demanded that the ministers should specify the sources of their income and has promised to disclose his own sources of income on February 2. “Kushwaha was never considered brilliant as a leader of the Opposition. Some person must be
roviding his own ideas to Kushwaha,” said an angry
JD (U) leader.