BJP’S CM candidates on elections, dengue and rice at Rs 3 per kg
Preparing for the Polls
Raje’s new-found political wisdom is best seen in her effort to address the ongoing power struggle between Gujjars and Meenas. Gujjar demand for Scheduled Tribe status and Meenas’ strong opposition to it reached a flashpoint with the Chopra Commission rejecting the Gujjar claim. Raje has now lobbed the ball in the Centre’s court and moved to placate Gujjars by promising quick development in their areas.
INDIATODAY, January 7, 2008
Service on Time
The Centre is yet to fulfil Team Anna’s demand for a citizen’s charter to deal with public grievances but several states have already rolled out measures to hold officials to account. Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government pioneered the Madhya Pradesh Lok Sewaon Ke Pradan Ki Guarantee Adhiniyam on August 18, 2010. Several states, such as Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, UP, HP and Delhi have followed suit since.
INDIATODAY, October 10, 2011
A Virus Untamed
Since the dengue virus struck Delhi six weeks ago, it has killed an average of four people a day. By the third week of October, it had claimed about 200 lives. The Capital is barely equal to the task of handling the estimated 5,000 cases of dengue on its hands. It may have been different if the initial cases had been identified accurately, says Dr P.N. Sehgal. “Nobody gave the government any warning about this outbreak,” says state Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
INDIATODAY, November 15, 1996
The Raman Effect
With his plus-size frame, Raman Singh keeps a close tab on what he eats and usually helps himself to small meals for dinner. Yet for the impoverished masses of Chhattisgarh, the genial Ayurveda practitioner loosened the Government’s purse-strings so that nobody had to sleep on an empty stomach. By the time ‘chaur wale baba’ (elder who provides rice) was through with his Rs 3-per-kg rice scheme, the state was eating out of his hand.
INDIATODAY, December 22, 2008
Shivraj Singh Chouhan