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
GOVERNORS CONFERENCE PUT OFF
CABINET RESHUFFLE PUT OFF
PARLIAMENT SESSION PUT OFF
NEW CVC SELECTION PUT OFF
By R Rajagopalan
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has put off the Cabinet reshuffle as he is currently pre-occupied with handling the anti-corruption and black money campaigns,
Due to the Enforcement directorate enquiring Puducherry Governor Iqbal Singh PMO quietly put off the Governors Conference from June to August third week.
Convening of Parliament was slated for July 11, but PMO decided to put it off to July 18, for reasons known. The Lokpal bill drafting and negotiations with the
political parties. PMO sought to organise a meeting of selection committee of CVC in place of P J Thomas- but put off due to screening of candidates by a
high power committee. Political reason for PMO on cabinet reshuffle is also the Dayanidhi Maran episodes creating uncertanities about DMK continuance in UPA2.
Insiders in the Union Cabinet Secretariat quietly confess, that several times Union Cabinet Meetings were rescheduled or put off at the last moment, for the reason
that many of the Cabinet Ministers do not turn up.
PMO sources admitted that the agitation of Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev is attracting too much attention of the Prime Minister as he is personally crafting every step less his government is accused of not being responsive to the issues focused by the civil society, the sources said.
Dr Manmohan Singh has been repeatedly stating to carry out a major reshuffle in June and he had even tentatively fixed June 13 for the exercise. He has, however, now removed it from his priorities and he will re-visit the reshuffle issue in July after viewing the situation then, the sources said.
One urgency to carry out the reshuffle was to fill the post of the Railways Minister since after Mamata Bannerjee shifted to Kolkata as the West Bengal Chief Minister.
Sensing that he can not go for the reshuffle early, Dr Manmohan Singh has started taking interest in the Railways Ministry as he has kept the portfolio with himself after Mamata's exit and held a 3-hour long meeting with the Railway Board last week to clear the pending proposals that had piled up, the sources added.