Legislators threaten to move privilege motion against DC

Legislators threaten to move privilege motion against DC

November 28, 2020

Mysuru:  Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs’ are out for Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri’s scalp and have threatened to move a privilege motion against her in the coming winter session of the State Legislature which will begin from Dec. 7.

Addressing a news conference here this morning, former Minister and K.R. Nagar MLA S.R.Mahesh sought to know from the DC, will an MLA attend the ‘Spandana’ programme if she and Tahsildhar sit and decide the meeting date? 

“As MLA, I have to attend around 30 marriages a day. The DC must keep the area legislator informed about any Government programme. However, she has not bothered to inform me about the Spandana programme in K.R. Nagar. This is clear breach of protocol and a privilege motion will be moved against her in the coming Winter Session,” he added.

Taking a dig at her style of functioning, Mahesh said she cannot function here as per her whims and fancies. Let her resign, join politics and contest election. The people of Mysuru are known for their self-respect and they would not allow it if was at stake. It was unbecoming on her part to leak her letter to Hunsur Congress MLA H.P. Manjunath on social media. “I am not going to keep quiet if Spandana programme is held in the absence of local MLA. The DC and District Administration will be held responsible if anything happens on that day without the local legislator,” he warned.

On Friday, Hunsur MLA Manjunath slammed DC Rohini Sindhuri of ‘dictatorial’ attitude and accused Chief Ministers of two States supporting her from behind. All previous DCs have worked in close co-ordination with the elected representatives. But, the incumbent DC was behaving like ‘Hitler’ just because the CMs of two States were supporting her. “We have seen many DCs in the past but no one behaved like the present DC he claimed.”

Defending his action of openly questioning her in recently-held KDP meeting, he said it was common for the elected representatives to question the district officials. It was common for officials to furnish reply in the next meeting. However, Rohini took his question personally and shot off a letter to him the next day. Though, he had not received it the ‘letter’ was making rounds in social media. This has given the room for suspicion whether the DC purposefully leaked letter to social media. “Where was the need for her to mention only about land conversion in the letter to me. This shows that the DC has done it to blackmail me by claiming that she has documents regarding land conversion. I will not bow to such lame threats. I can also talk on your personal matters but I will not stoop to such level,” he maintained.

Tender apology or face action

Meanwhile, Congress MLC Raghu Achar has demanded DC Rohini Sindhuri to tender apology to MLA Manjunath failing which a privilege motion will be moved against her in the coming Session. He said “I do not know how she passed IAS exam. What she has done is an insult to all 224 MLAs and 75 MLCs. Rohini must apologised for her behaviour within three days failing which privilege motion will be moved against her.”

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Legislators threaten to move privilege motion against DC”

  1. boregowda says:

    So you become MLA to to attend around 30 marriages a day or make money and not serve the people who elect you?

  2. Meghadoot! says:

    The IAS exams are a scam. like all other Indian exams particularly associated with the UPSC, where political pull counts. These DCs are young in their 30s, hardly have enough real world experience and the skills that go with it. After passing the exams at 25, they work in the civil service system, following ministers orders etc.. Tact and dealing with difficult people comes with work experience in the real world outside the civil service plastic bubble.
    There was at one time, raising the age to sit for the competitive IAS exams and making previous experience of a few years a requirement, which was rejected. In any public service , a person in their 30s hardly wield the power a DC wields.
    Nehru, looking at how young ICS officers in the British period functioned committing many mistakes, suggested to Patel not to copy the ICS model, but find a different approach. But the so called moderniser, Patel disagreed , and simply replaced the ICS cadre with the IAS cadre, making DCs answerable to politicians. Over the years, the DCs keeping their careers in mind, tend to slavishly nod whatever the district minister says. The MLAs of the opposition party find it difficult to get work done by a DC.
    In the Indian context, these days, powerful and rich families expect their MLA to attend the marriage f their son/daughter, and hence merely blaming the MLA for this sounds nonsensical.
    This DC particularly, as a Reddy, appears to have heavy political support from Telangana and Andhra political leaders, to who, it was reported PM Modi listens to, perhaps more than the BJP CM Yedi. The rumour was that sgot her transfer to Mysuru district, over the head of the Karnataka CM as a result. Yedi had to simply accept this transfer, as a fate accompli !
    The Indian constitution which has been amended over 200 times, needs another amendment to clearly define the roles of politicians and administrators, the clear boundaries, the approach used in selecting the administrators , particularly the maturity level and skills required. The latter means increasing the age of entry to UPSC IAS exams with a few years real world experience requirements.

  3. Meghadoot! says:

    A correction, and an addendum
    I should have clarified above that normally an IAS officer aspirant candidate sits the IAS exams at or around 25, although the upper age limit is 32., and for SC/ST 35 Raising the age slot to 32-35, for all, and adding an prior work experience requirement which should be an examinable material, may tend to get successful candidates who are not only bright in academic terms, but have enough maturity in real world expereince terms too. Clear boundary between politician as and such administrators are very essential in the Indian context.

  4. Better Govern says:

    The ex-minister from
    KR nagar cannot work with women. Earlier he had a fall-off with the Finance minister and even before the incumbent DC assumed office, he started making allegations of her proximity to Andhra CM’s and how the decision of her becoming DC was thrust of CM of Karnataka.

  5. sanjay says:

    we should give credit to this DC who within a month of joining duty , with the efficient handling of the team has reduced the Corona cases which was around 800 per day to less than 100 a day now and also seen to that even after a public event like dasara the corona cases have not increased.Also this DC visits and meets corona positive patients daily in the hospitals. Even during a pandemic like corona if a person is working efficiently risking her life meeting patients , people should be mature enough to appreciate that and stop complianing for small issues.

  6. Hello, hello! says:

    Some Indian women in power are arrogant to the core. That cannot be denied. Remember Indira Gandhi? Even Sonia Gandhi?
    It is also interesting that the Finance minister referred , if it is Mrs Sitharaman, an arrogant person, who has “manufactured her CV”her husband an arrogant Telegu administrator, and she a blind supporter of PM Modi, hence got the job despite a junior member of Rajya Sabha. Interestingly, this DC is also a Telugu person. Telugus are quarrelsome and dictatorial -you only have to see how they operate in Bengaluru, ignoring that it is the capital city of Karnataka. Not only in India, these Telugus have bad reputation in Western countries too, where they live in large numbers.
    It takes 2 to have a quarrel- one these women in power and the other this person named as ex-minister. As the poster who has detailed above about the inadequacy of experience of DCs, who re catapulted into power at an young age, It is no surprising that they do not have tact to deal with the elected members of legislatures .

  7. anketas says:

    It’s a vision of reality that Ex Minister from JDS is always creating nuisance against the Lady DC, But why ? This is not the first time and this Son of a Bit.., should stop at once. He messed up JDS party and I guess there’s a worm in his A..
    Excuse my language (!)


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