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Khanduri faces tough task ahead

Jagdish Bhatt
Hill Post, September 11, 2011

Dehra Dun: Maj Gen (retd) Bhuvan Chand Khanduri, who is to be sworn in as the 6th chief minister of this tiny mountain state later today, (twice in a period of less than five years) after his unceremonious exit in June 2009, following rebellion against his style of functioning by a former chief minister and some party legislators, faces a challenging task to revamp the administration in a last-ditch effort to uplift the declining image and popularity graph of the BJP in Uttarakhand.

Needless to say, with just about six months for the Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttarakhand which are due in Feb next year, Khanduri will require all his administrative skills to rope in a wayward bureaucracy and stem the rot of corruption that seems to be prevalent in every nook and corner of the government machinery. [more]