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Decks cleared for cabinet expansion in Rajasthan

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New Delhi, Sep 2: A year after the Sachin Pilot-led revolt, the Congress in Rajasthan has cleared the decks for a cabinet expansion which may happen soon.

Sources say around five from the Pilot camp will be accommodated in the cabinet, and also appointments to the posts of chairman of boards and corporation have also been finalised.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who was due to travel to Delhi, could not come because of his health issues. Now that he is back working, it may take another week to put the house in order.

Sachin Pilot on Wednesday in Bengaluru hinted on the possible expansion and said, “The Congress leadership is discussing the issue with the chief minister who will do what will be decided by the leadership, but our goal is to bring back the Congress in 2023 and for this everybody has to work together and implement the promises made in the manifesto.”

Congress sources say that the amicable situation has been achieved and both the camps have arrived at an agreed formula, which was not easy as the Congress leadership had been trying for an amicable settlement since last year.

Ajay Maken, party’s General Secretary In-charge in Rajasthan, did not respond to messages sent to him about the possibility of the cabinet expansion in the state.

The party high command had talked to both the factions through the emissary and Sonia Gandhi had even sent Congress’ Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja to end the impasse between the two leaders.

While sources say that Gehlot is keen on cabinet expansion, the high command wants a cabinet reshuffle. Friction between the two Congress groups in Rajasthan, led by Gehlot and former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, continues as the Pilot camp insists that the issues raised by them last year have not yet been resolved in the party.

Maken on July 30 after finishing his one-on-one interaction with all the 115 Congress MLAs, and senior party leaders, had said that some ministers had expressed their willingness to resign and work for the party. “Some people want to leave cabinet positions and work for the organisation. We are proud of such people,” he said.

While one month has passed after Maken met MLAs and now it’s expected that things will move faster after Maken returns from Chhattisgarh where he is scheduled to address a press conference on asset monetization on September 3.

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Call me “Dada”, not “Sir”, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb to employees

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Agartala: In what appears to be a step to boost the morale of the government employees, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday asked the government employees to call him “Dada” instead of “Sir”. “Call me Dada, not sir. It enhances the warmth of the relationship”, Deb told a gathering of government employees.

Deb exhorted the government employees of the state especially ASHA and Anganwadi workers of the state asking them not to dishearten as the state government was eager to improve their pay structure.

“I salute the ASHA and Anganwadi workers of my state. The level of dedication that my sisters have shown during the pandemic period deserved applause. I know, they want to hear good news from me and I am assuring you all that this government will not disappoint anyone”, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told a gathering of government employees at Badharghat sports school field organized by Vivekananda Vicha Manch (VVM).

VVM has emerged as a big platform of government employees, of late, and Sunday’s public rally was its first big gathering to thank the Chief Minister for the series of steps his government took for the welfare of the employees.

“I know what challenges you people are facing. Nothing is hidden in front of me. I am assuring you all everything will be taken care of in the due course of time”, he added.  Lauding the efforts of government employees Deb said, without them no government office can function.

“Due to the efforts of government employees, people can access the benefits of the state sponsored welfare schemes. But, for a prolonged period the employees did not get their right to do something freely. They were trapped in the clutches of unions. In the previous regime, Left sponsored unions used to enjoy supreme power which had reduced the whole work culture of the state to tatters. In 2018, you people showed courage and voted BJP to power”, said Deb.

“Despite fund constraints, the state government is positively working on the issues of DA and other factors pertaining to the interest of the government employees. Our government has already addressed a number of issues related to financial benefits. The ad-hoc promotion, increment for Group D, Group C employees, regularization of SSA teachers, seventh pay scale, UGC scale for professors, special benefit for LTC are to name a few. All these indicate what we want to do and we shall do what we promise”, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also asked the officials not to call him “sir” suggesting them to refer to him as “Dada” as it makes the relationship stronger and cherished. The Chief Minister also distributed clothes among children of Badharghat sports school during the programme. State BJP President Manik Saha, Minister Ram Prasad Paul, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, MLA Mimi Majumder, state BJP Vice President and president of Vivekananda Vichar Manch Rajib Bhattacharjee also spoke on the occasion.

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