P Chidambaram As Key Union Ministers Step Down


'Price For Subservience': P Chidambaram As Key Union Ministers Step Down

New Delhi:

The Congress went on a jibe overdrive right this moment as information of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cupboard reshuffle slowly unfolded. The satisfaction  was evident as a number of ministers dealing with a clutch of essential ministries resigned. Amid reviews that the reshuffle has been undertaken after Prime Minster Narendra Modi performed an in depth efficiency assessment of the ministers, senior Congress chief and former Union minister P Chidambaram instantly tweeted about an inherent “lesson”.

“There is a lesson for ministers in these resignations. If things go right the credit will go to the PM, if things go wrong the Minister will be the fall guy. That is the price a Minister pays for implicit obedience and unquestioning subservience,” Mr Chidambaram tweeted.

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s well being minister who retained his place even within the second time period of his authorities, was among the many first to step down right this moment. Mr Chidambaram misplaced no time in commenting that it was a “confession” about his dealing with of the Covid pandemic.

“National Disaster Management Authority is responsible for criminal mismanagement of COVID19. It is headed by the Prime Minister. Will PM take responsibility for his failures? Or will PM only make Dr. Harshvardhan the scapegoat for PM’s failures?” tweeted senior Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Another former Union minister of the Congress, Jairam Ramesh, tweeted, “Poor Dr. Harsh Vardhan, a good man has been made a scapegoat for monumental failures at the highest level — nowhere else”.

As the night progressed, Ravi Shankar Prasad who was answerable for Electronics, IT and regulation ministries and Prakash Javadekar, who dealt with the essential HRD ministry, additionally stepped down.

“If the Union Education Minister and his MoS are asked to resign, what does it say about the New Education Policy that was unveiled with great fanfare?  The NEP has been criticised by States, political parties, educationists, teachers, academics and scholars,” Mr Chidambaram, tweeted.

It was time, he added, that the National Education Policy even be proven the door.


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