Solid article, but as the reporter himself notes, Nishank was able to buy off his critics in the media to hide the disintegration of the state government. Only a few reporters were intrepid and dedicated enough to consistently expose the regime.
Nainital, September 11
The two-year-and-two-month tenure of now ousted Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was marked by gross inefficiency when it came to governance. Nishank was known for making tall promises and a lot of sweet talk but the result on ground had been a big naught. The tenure was also marked by doling out favours to his critics, particularly the media so that a positive image was sent out to the masses. [more]