gfiles magazine

March 9, 2012

Yes, madam

roles & controls
Yes, madam
proof of who’s the boss
here is no dispute about where the power centre is in the Congress Party. When Sonia Gandhi calls a Minister, the latter arrives promptly, does not question why he has been summoned and doesn’t dare to speak anything, except for saying yes, yes to Madam. The scene is totally different when they meet Manmohan Singh, so what if he is the Prime Minister. This was proven once again recently when 17 top private power producers, like Cyrus Mistry, Anil Ambani, Gautam Adani and GM Rao, met the Prime Minister to discuss the coal supply crisis, seeking an assurance on regular supplies. Two-thirds of India’s coal requirement is met by Coal India, which has been headless for long. The Minister for Coal, Sriprakash Jaiswal, was at that time camping in Uttar Pradesh canvassing for Congress candidates. Given the seriousness of the situation, he was...readmore

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