Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Administrated Politics

Gobind Thukral says:

  • Chandigarh... “the city, no doubt, elects one member for the Lok Sabha and has a nearly elected Municipal Corporation. The current member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Bansal, is a minister of state for finance and hence funds should be no problem. It is another privilege indeed.
  • Yet we find the seasoned politician mostly in tears. He has been sending missives to the city administrator who is also the Governor of Punjab, complaining of being ignored.
  • Every week his complaints mount and he feels crestfallen. May it be the cause of farmers, whose lands have been virtually usurped by the administration all in the name of development or the plight of the poor, the underprivileged slum dwellers and small shopkeepers.
  • One reason for which the citizens agree in a big way is that the Administrator, who is also the Governor of Punjab and whose accessibility to the citizens is limited because of the constitutional position he holds, should be replaced by a Chief Commissioner”.

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