Dropped Ministers


[Pratisruti Plus:June 1-15, 2017]

The ministers dropped by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik are yet to come to terms with the sudden loss of trappings of power. While the official vehicles with red beacons are gone, the special security they enjoyed as ministers has also been withdrawn. The hangers-on and the supplicants, who used to be a regular  sight at their residences, have suddenly disappeared having realized that there is nothing more to be gained from them. Once pressed for time they now have lots of time to kill, so much so that one of these deposed ministers recently went to watch the late show of a movie with friends after a long time. “Now they have all the time in the world to indulge such passions,” quipped a leader.

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