Who CM He...Oops, Me CM!

Updated: Jan 22 2003, 05:30am hrs
Madanlal Khurana never leaves an opportunity to portray the positives of Delhi as an achievement of the BJP. And the Delhi metro project is one such example. However, there now seems to be another candidate in competition with the Delhi BJP chief for the title of shadow chief minister of Delhi.

Mr Khurana while elaborating on his governments (at the Centre) contribution to Delhi showered so much praise on this candidate that he not only managed to sideline chief minister Shiela Dikshit but also Mr Khurana himself, as eavesdropper witnessed recently.

Overwhelmed by Union urban development minister Ananth Kumars move of legalising unauthorised construction by flat owners in the capital, Mr Khurana addressed the Union minister as chief minister.

Soon he realised the faux pas and was quick to correct himself and confine Mr Kumar to Karnataka and said ...we want him to be chief minister of Karnataka.

Not So Savv(e)
E-governance is a big money spinner for infotech companies, and who better than the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) to champion this cause to promote the industry.

In its duty to give another wake-up call to the Centre and state governments to fast forward efforts to roll out e-governance projects, the association recently organised a press conference to hold forth on the subject. While it relied on the media to take the message to various government departments, Nasscom chose to invite a senior official of the Department of Information Technology (DIT) to help with its pitch on e-governance.

However, the message was clear. The official showed up only after the conference was over! And, this, with the minister for information technology, Pramod Mahajan, on an expensive junket to Egypt and South Africa ostensibly to sell the countrys success in e-governance.

A signal of how early the government is going to go e