Delhi Confidential: Designation Woes

Almost six months have passed since the appointment of RSS leader Alok Kumar as international working president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), but he still has to clarify his new designation while speaking to mediapersons.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 30, 2018 4:00:38 am
Delhi Confidential: Designation Woes Alok Kumar Alok Kumar

Almost six months have passed since the appointment of RSS leader Alok Kumar as international working president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), but he still has to clarify his new designation while speaking to mediapersons. At press conferences, representatives of electronic media often introduce Kumar as ‘VHP president’ or ‘international president’ on camera. Every time, Kumar prefers to interrupt and clarify that his designation is ‘international working president’. VHP’s ‘international president’ is V S Kokje. Kumar faced the same situation on Monday, when mediapersons rushed for his reaction after the Supreme Court’s decision on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.

Plus For Lawyers

The list of photo IDs of passengers accepted by Railways for travel just got longer. Now, lawyers can show their photo IDs issued by the Bar Councils of India. Some lawyers in Kerala had knocked on the doors of the High Court there with the plea that their lawyer ID be accepted on par with other government IDs, to which the court agreed. So Railways this week made the necessary changes to its rules. But some officials were heard wondering if this was unnecessary, since lawyers in India are also likely to have any of the 11 types of regular government-issued IDs like Aadhaar, voter card and driver’s licence.

Hands Full

Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chowdary has called off the press conference organised every year around observance of vigilance awareness week at government departments and PSUs. The probity watchdog was last week entrusted by the Supreme Court investigations against CBI Director Alok Verma. The CVC is required to complete the probe within two weeks.

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