ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Routine Transfer

A 'Routine Transfer' Romesh Thapar THE other day, even as C Subramaniam prepared to enter the Union Cabinet as Planning Minister, and a leading Soviet commentator wrote a significant and highly publicised article on India's new role in South Asia, we were suddenly diverted by a local scandal. It was a minor affair in terms of national questions but it threw a flood of light on the unhealthy practices which have a tendency to take root. I refer to the summary removal from office, three months before the expiry of his term, of Srichand Chhabra, dynamic President of the New Delhi Municipal Committee, who has become almost a national figure because of his outstanding contribution to the cleaning up and beautification of the Capital.

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