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MP Secretariat silent in the hour of need

By - 21 Mar 2020
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The State secretariat is virtually emptied in the wake of ongoing political crisis in MP and the coronavirus outbreak in the country. There seems to be no one in the secretariat to take well considered call on the critical issues confronting the state, at present. Ever since 22 MLAs owing allegiance to Jyotiraditya Scindia quit Congress, the State Secretariat has become deserted. As news came on Thursday night that the CM would address a press conference on Friday, the bureaucracy, well aware that the CM does not have numbers, was sure that conference was called to announce his resignation. The secretariat was therefore emptied on Friday morning. However, there was some activity on the fourth floor of Vallabh Bhavan-II, the chief secretary’s office.

 

Besides, officials of GAD remained busy till Thursday as the government continued to do transfers and make political appointments on boards and corporations, apart from health department making plans to check coronavirus. Besides, commercial taxes department for revenue collection and finance department which had to rework the state budget, all other major decisions came to stand still at the secretariat.


By: Neha Sharma

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