Ticked off by Narendra Modi, BJP MP Priyanka removes father as representative

Copies of the circular were sent to district officials, including the district magistrate.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:June 1, 2014 6:22 pm

A BJP MP, who had named her father as representative in her constituency, has removed him following direction from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had asked his ministers not to appoint any relative in their personal staff.

BJP sources said MP Priyanka Singh Rawat from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh took the decision to annul the appointment of her father Uttam Ram after being conveyed that Modi was unhappy with her decision and wanted her to reverse it.

Rawat had issued a circular on May 26, the day Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister, stating Ram would be her representative and is authorised to conduct all government and development work.

Copies of the circular were sent to district officials, including the district magistrate. She had defended her decision saying the appointment was made before Modi’s directions to his ministers.

The Modi government has also asked all ministries to take prior approval of the Prime Minister-led Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) before appointing Officer on Special Duty as their personal staff.

“Prior approval of the ACC is required for appointment in the minister’s personal staff (other than Private Secretary) at Deputy Secretary and above level. Further, for appointments as Private Secretary, ACC approval is required for all levels,” it said, asking the secretaries of all ministries to follow the instructions.

The DoPT’s order is seen as an attempt to discourage ministers from appointing private persons, including their acquaintances, friends or relatives, in their personal staff.

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    Abhishek Kumar
    Jun 2, 2014 at 5:57 am
    After living for 8-10 years in Punjab, Himachal, one gets Permanent residency and after that one gets all the benefits of that state including Jobs, Land etc. Similarly when 370 will go, Lakhs of people from Punjab, UP, Himachal, Bihar etc will come and settle down in J&K and those who are already working in J&K for the last 8-10 years will get permanent
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      Abhishek Kumar
      Jun 2, 2014 at 5:57 am
      BJP's ideological founder head Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was one of the signatory of the Parliament committee which granted Article 370 through the consuent embly of J&K. Dr karan Singh had talked of making J&K to India like Hong Kong is to China recently
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        Abhishek Kumar
        Jun 2, 2014 at 5:56 am
        Corrupt bureaucrats must be summarily dismissed. Now the questions is who showed the bureaucrats the way? The politicians of course. Kick out the corrupt politicians and all will be fine with the babujis reforming automatically.
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          Abhishek Kumar
          Jun 2, 2014 at 5:56 am
          Elections alone will not remove corruption. The mindset, the system has to change. When all the corrupt Govt. Employees are still on their desks what the use of changing politicians? Every person in our country should have an urge for change ..how many of us declare the exact cost when we buy or sell a property ? Politicians are not the only cause.
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            Abhishek Kumar
            Jun 2, 2014 at 5:57 am
            Even Maharaja of J&K has sought for the people of his mes ,he had sought the guarantee from India that his mes will decide their fate when situation be conducive for it, when i am saying mes will decide then it has three choices complete merger with India complete merger with stan or separate eny.
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              Abhishek Kumar
              Jun 2, 2014 at 5:57 am
              The Consution of Jammu & Kashmir, which is still in force was signed by Maharaja Karan Singh (Sadar e Riyasat) son of last Maharaja Hari Singh in 1957. Maharaja had made it clear by 15 August 1947 that he didn't intend to join either of the dominions of India or stan.
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                Abhishek Kumar
                Jun 2, 2014 at 5:56 am
                Were we to compute the corruption value in India, the annual value would be about 30% of the GDP component that comes out as "payments"... and that means India's annual money laundering is a whopping Rs.3,366,000,000,000 (Rs.3.336 L Cr). In Five years this becomes Fivefold.. Compared to this terrible exchequer swindling, the Election expenses would be only a fraction!
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                  Abhishek Kumar
                  Jun 2, 2014 at 5:57 am
                  Where is the scope of Communal Polarization on the issue of Article 370? People having fair knowledge of their history will not fell prey to propaa. Permanent Resident Residential Certificate (PRC) Act was introduced in 1927 by Maharaartap singh to sauard the interests of people of J&K,especially that of Jammu apprehensive of fact that rich punjabis willdeprieve them of their lands.
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                    Abhishek Kumar
                    Jun 2, 2014 at 5:56 am
                    Wish there were elections to the parliament and state emblies every three years so that the corrupt, the inefficient and the exploiters could be thrown into trash bin faster. It could be financially costly but worthwhile. Waiting for five years to kick out such riffraff is like waiting unto eternity.
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                      Rahul Kumar
                      Jun 3, 2014 at 9:14 am
                      Are we vying to become a rapist nation where women folk of all ages are perennially at the risk of being molested, raped, gang-raped and killed? It is a jungle out there... and it needs savage laws to deal with the beasts.
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                        Rahul Kumar
                        Jun 3, 2014 at 9:14 am
                        Can we now say that "lower caste" mafia and Muslims can ALSO be criminals? If you decide I am a BJP man and anti-Muslim, you are an or want to be one. Where were the feminists like Madhu Kishwar? Oh yes, supporting Modi the champion of human rights.
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                          Rahul Kumar
                          Jun 3, 2014 at 9:14 am
                          Hanging of gangraped minor girls. -- There is hardly any liberal outrage in India or USA. Not Brahmins or BJP, but ruling Yadavs and Muslims were responsible for 5 gangrapes and killing of young girls in India in 6 days.
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                            Rahul Kumar
                            Jun 3, 2014 at 9:14 am
                            I have seen women using vulgar words to prove their equality, but what I cannot accept is that an abuse is an abuse. What we need is gender equality and not some perverse version of feminism that promotes gender norms that are going to play on with the same power structure. We need to change, but that change should not be at the cost of taking or being abusive.
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                              Rahul Kumar
                              Jun 3, 2014 at 9:14 am
                              In UP, Maharashtra or Gujarat, We, the People of India, shouldn't tolerate such vandalism and goondaism of political parties and their cadres. Let's make a strong statement: ‘No Goondaism or No Vote’ !
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                                Rahul Kumar
                                Jun 3, 2014 at 9:14 am
                                It’s really a pathetic truth. Women in every sphere of her life have been brutally tortured by her own family or by the society. We are claiming that we are getting modern; our society is advancing day by day. Is this the example of our so called advancement????
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                                  Rahul Kumar
                                  Jun 3, 2014 at 9:14 am
                                  Lok Sabha election 2014, reflects only one thing that People only want and deserve to live in , so be it BJP . We, 90% voters, have given them majority mandate. There is No reason to regret now. BJP clever enough to make us fool. Now enjoy the Achhe din Governance. 90% of Indians are 's.' Markandey Katju said.
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                                    Rahul Kumar
                                    Jun 3, 2014 at 9:15 am
                                    What about the two girls in UP raped and hanged from a tree? How come it's not big global news? How come Indian bleeding- heart liberals are not talking about it: because it's not done by BJP or Brahmins?
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                                      Abhijeet
                                      Jun 1, 2014 at 1:51 pm
                                      Awesome. Good to see the changes being done from the foundation itself.
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                                        Ahgas
                                        Jun 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm
                                        Lol Rajiv.
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                                          DNiwasi
                                          Jun 2, 2014 at 5:04 am
                                          that is how it should be if good governance is to be achieved. Most people in India are corrupted, only a string hand will discourage that.
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                                            Ashok Loni
                                            Jun 2, 2014 at 3:31 am
                                            A good decision indeed, to be continued.............!
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