The Rajasthan government has recently ordered government officials to treat elected politicians with respect. Officials have been asked to stand up to receive MPs and MLAs and talk to them with respect. At all government functions, elected representatives must get prime seating, according to the order. Read more
The union government and the ruling Congress party have decided to put in place some cost-cutting measures as a response to the drought situation in India. Government functionaries at all levels have been asked to cut down by 10 percent, expenses related to travel, publications, administration etc. Read more
YSR evoked strong feelings of like and dislike, and where I stand in that divide is clear. I wish YSR had not flown that morning. He deserved to live much longer.
It was sometime in 2005 that I met him first. Not many people in Delhi media gave much attention to YSR, who had in 2004 defeated Chandrababu Naidu, darling of the media. YSR didn’t care. In fact, he was not very enthusiastic at all to make a profile in Delhi. He knew it was best avoided in Congress politics. Read more