Is CM in the company of Brutus
It must not be easy task to run a state and at the same time project a strong image to the public about the government. Further, even more of a tougher job trying to hold together a coalition government. There would be others also with the same BJP fold trying to outdo one another and at the same time vying for a ministerial berth.
N Biren Singh must have his hands full in maintaining his government and it must be remembered that there is another political party whom he was affiliated to and who has got more numbers in the last election. Being no rank amateur in the field of politics, he would be knowing what all is at stake if a wrong or very unpopular choice is made by his government.
Since the BJP coalition came to power, there has been a lot of changes in various policies and programs and all of them are supposedly for the welfare of the public. Well! All things considered, it is still quite early to tell whether things will be all roses for the rest of the political term or things will suddenly go south.
One observation is the Meyamgi Numit or the Peoples Day and later Tribal Leaders Day where all sections can approach the CM personally with all sort of demands and asking for help or justice to be done. It is a good step in being more of a transparent government and for the record that the CM is very much approachable. It is a question though how much of the complaints have been successfully dealt with hundreds of problems bearing down on him every week. Anyway! we shall leave that for later and focus on another topic.
As a contractor cannot build a bridge by himself, Biren Singh also cannot run the state by his own wishes and there must be certain protocols that needs to be adhered to. As much as he would want all things to be smooth and that he would give the best for the state, some things may not be letting him also. As the party also answers to the Centre and there would be certain agents who are more of the RSS flock who are keeping tabs on the government, they may be reporting many matters to those who are higher up in the food chain of the saffron party. This may be good or bad depending on the circumstances but no one likes a person who pokes his nose in each and every matter.
Another interesting thing is that the CM has kept many advisors in his court. It’s quite questionable on how well they advise him. Whether are they really competent to become advisors or they are just playing the “Yes! It’s true Sir that the the Sun rises from the west because you said so” lackey mentality and just playing along to get along. Perhaps, if they disagree with him, then they have the fear of losing the comforts and other very good benefits which they get with the advisory tag. The machum-chabba or parasitic mentality is everywhere but certain advisors needs to pull up their socks and look out for their master because their posts is also not a permanent one.
Another is the bureaucracy where the state has some numbers who are scrapped from the lower levels of the UPSC merit list. Many have the notion that some non-manipuri officers are the finest but that would be subject to debate. They are the ones who have a permanence in the government machinery and it is them who knows how it works truly well. They are supposedly the ones who should be advising the CM in myriad capacities, but if they show the CM false data and try to cover up their own crimes at the same time sacrificing innocents on their behalf, it may be a matter of time till they find out that sacrificial lambs sometimes have very sharp horns.
Well ! The CM must be more aware in many ways but the saying that it better to have a good enemy than having many false friends comes to mind. There are a many Brutus everywhere and the CM should well be careful in his court lest he does a Julius Ceaser and shouts “Et tu Brute.”
Leader Writer: Paojel Chaoba
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