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Prime Minister Modi's luck turns: Govt stares at institutional erosion

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Prime Minister Modi’s luck turns: Govt stares at institutional erosion
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting during inauguration of Anand Agricultural University’s Incubation Centre cum Centre of Excellence in Food Processing, in Anand, Gujarat

Bharat Bhushan
When the Narendra Modi government came to power, the prime minister with his boastful claim of a 56-inch chest seemed like a man-in-charge. He wanted his hold over the government to be total. Even his ministers were not allowed to appoint their personal staff without his clearance. Anyone who was associated with the previous government was kept out of key posts and trusted bureaucrats were shipped in – mostly from Gujarat.

A man who began with an election campaign sobriquet of Chhote Sardar, after Sardar Patel, had surpassed his icon by being elected the Prime Minister whereas Patel had only
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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 9:39 AM IST

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