They were seen to the great white hope of the future: Dayanidhi Maran and Anbumani Ramadoss. Young, bright and pedigreed, they were supposed to show to a polity full of geriatrics, the power of the youth. But have M/s Maran and Ramadoss lost the plot?
All we see the DMK man doing is pushing, promoting and projecting his home-State (and home-businesses, as the row over the Tata DTH project shows). And all we see the PMK man doing is pushing the envelope on issues close to his (and his father S. Ramadoss's) heart like banning smoking on screen or asking the stars to stay off soft drinks' endorsements.
In now trying to meddle with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, is the young doctor displaying an arrogant abuse of power that could ruin India's premier medicla institution?
Also see: Unny's take on the AIIMS issue.
There is also the other view:
All this shouldnt surprise anyone. ‘huTTu guNa suTTaroo hOgalla, minister aadarU hOgalla’.
In the mid 90s when cable TV was still not a big thing, Sun TV started to wrest a stranglehold on the entire industry. With Karunanidhi at the helm, there was no fear. Small time private cable operators were threatened or literally pummelled to submission. Those who resisted were maimed or even killed. The end result, Sun TV floated SCV and took over control of practically every single cable operator/operation in Tamil Nadu.
And with that off the airwaves went every other kannada channel other than udaya TV. Even DD-Chandana was not spared. Suprabhatha, Kaveri never saw the light of the day in TN. Eenadu Kannada hasnt either. and will most likely not, given the prohibitive cost of the CAS they introduced.
Now that they have a minister with just the right portfolio, they wont stop at anything. The Tatas is just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of such cases which may not even see the light of the day because everyone is not Tata.
Given then, the very nature of Sun TV’s rise and the rowdies who run it, these developments are on perfectly expected lines.
The removal of venugopal shows the Autocratic way the way these ministers from Tamil Nadu behave.
Would a karnataka minister dare to do such a thing ..even if the official is on the wrong side. adhukku gundige yirbeku .adhu yivaralli yidhe.
Assume if DMK or AIADMK comes to full majority as a national party in center
( Its not possible..lets assume ) . What would happen to Cauvery dispute?
what would happen to rest of India and official ministry?