After 17 long years of absence in the State capital, Vipin Kumar Saxena took over the most crucial assignment of Principal Secretary of the Department of Home in the State Government on Friday.
A 1985-batch IAS officer, he had left the State in June 1996 after his one and a half years of stint as Managing Director of the Odisha State Cooperative Bank (OSCB). Saxena, who earned a name in both Union and State Governments for his smart handling of critical situations, has been assigned the responsibility before the general elections. Top cops feel that his long stint in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs worked in his favour for this crucial posting in the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holds the portfolio of Home.
Assuring farmers of her Parliamentary constituency of forwarding them all possible financial help for their crop destroyed in recent un-seasonal rains, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, accused the Centre of showing apathetic attitude towards her constituency. Earlier her son Rahul Gandhi, who is MP from neighbouring Amethi Parliamentary constituency, alleged that the Modi government was pursuing “politics of vendetta” against them...
What was Rahul Gandhi wearing during his stay in Thailand? Don't judge a Government by its clothes (suit-boot ki sarkar).
I did not comment publicly when J Jayalalithaa was convicted; I do not comment when she has been acquitted.
The L-G is dancing to the tunes of the Centre and trying to create obstacles in AAP Government's daily functioning.