Yogi’s Yogic Stance

March 28 2017

Ever since Yogi became the CM in Uttar Pradesh, the retired IAS officer and PMO strongman Nripendra Misra has made Lucknow his part-time home. He had been given charge of making the appointments and transfers in the bureaucracy and was directly in touch with the RSS bosses. He intermittently spoke to Modi as well and with Amit Shah, he was a regular. The BJP high command wanted to appoint shipping secretary Rajiv Kumar as UP chief secretary, and depute additional secretary Sunil Agarwal as Yogi’s principal secretary. But when Misra reached Yogi’s office with the bosses’ wish list, Yogi promptly botched him. Yogi chose Avanish Awasthi, husband of folk singer Malini Awasthi, as his principal secretary. The message was clear: when in UP, do as the Yogi does. And no one need bother sidestepping him, please!

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