He is seen as a follower of P Chidambaram. Rao was earlier finance secretary, so there is a perception that he was personally chosen by Chidambaram and doesn't act until he gets to know what’s on the minister’s mind. Even during the current financial turmoil, many find his delayed initiatives inexplicable. Those alas turned out to be too little and too late. Finance Minister Chidambaram has always refrained from interfering, but Dr Do- Little Rao is causing sleepless nights to those who had initially reposed confidence in him.
They let their deputy commissioners or the official files do the talking. And it is this lack of any form of communication that led to the dates for the Jammu and Kashmir elections being delayed. This may have something to do with the fact that the commissioners have bid goodbye to the past practice of dividing work and states amongst themselves. This has led to piquant situations of all three commissioners often traveling to a particular place simultaneously, putting additional financial burden not only on the host government but also the Centre. Did someone say cost cutting?
IT WASN’T a serene Delhi that Manmohan Singh returned to on Saturday night. Equations within the UPA have become so precarious that there is not a single alliance partner who may not be thinking of reevaluating its continuance in the fold. The problems lie not just within the Congress but with the allies which are increasingly seen to be distancing themselves from the party on a variety of issues.
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