The UP bureaucracy is changing colours. With the BSP in upbeat mood the officers are also looking for greener pasture under blue brigade. The BSP president Mayawati on Thursday thanked the “babus” for changing track.
Mayawati said in Lucknow on Thursday that it was amply demonstrated during BSP’s anti chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav stir on November 30. She said the officers watched from a distance when the BSP workers set the chief minister’s effigy aflame.
She said the behaviour of the officers was in contrast to lathi charge on Congress leaders during agitation on November 27. Mayawati said SSP Lucknow Dr GK Goswami was transferred because he did not stop the BSP workers from effigy burning. However she said a similar situation was prevailing in every district.
Mayawati said bureaucrats were always afraid of change in the government and therefore they were keeping tab on the situation. She said they could not directly help any political party but indirectly they could assist.
Mayawati said now in view of possibility of change officers have changed themselves. “I thank the bureaucracy for this tactical change”, Mayawati said and added in view of changing situation officers could no longer disrupt the party’s programmes.
The BSP chief has no doubt put hand on the pulse of bureaucrats. Both IAS and IPS officers have making rounds of BSP leaders for better posting if the party came back to power.
Interestingly an IPS officer, who is still posted in an eastern UP district, recently met a senior BSP leader to apologise for his past mistakes. A senior IAS officer, who was known for his proximity with present dispensation in the state, has become member of blue brigade after going on deputation to Delhi.
Some IAS officers have moved away from mainstream postings to keep Behanji in good humour.
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