I scooped the report of Justice MC Jain inquiry into assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and conspiratorial angle,
for VAARTHA a Telugu Daily, much before it was handed over to Govt of India. With this the Inder Gujral Govt fell.Chacha Sitaram Kesri submitted withdrawal of Congress support to Gujral Govt. Chacha specially gave me a Lunch to persue the scoooped copy of the report. Ten to fifteen special scoop stories done by me
NEW DELHI: West Bengal Governor Gopal Gandhi taking train to Chennai without waiting for appointment of his successor after completing his term has prompted the government to speed up selection of the new governors.
The 77-year old AICC General Secretary Mohsina Kidwai, who retires from Rajya Sabha next July, is being considered to succeed Gandhi in Kolkata while the 65-year old Ronen Sen, who was India's ambassador in United States until last year, is tipped to become Rajasthan governor.
Other names in circulation include former union minister Arjun Singh (79) as governor of Tamil Nadu and former union minister Sontosh Mohan Deb (75) as governor of Punjab. Also in the reckoning is former Home Minister and former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil (74) who is also retiring from Rajya Sabha in July next year. Arjun Singh's Rajya Sabha term is up to 2012.
Ronen Sen, a former IFS officer, was the most powerful joint secretary in the Prime Minister's office (PMO) during Rajiv Gandhi era. He has been ambassador in Russia and Germany and high commissioner in United Kingdom before taking up the ambassadorship in Washington.