Why Sadananda Gowda was gently shunted out

By Avishek G Dastidar  indianexpress.com

Over a month ago, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda selected an Indian Railway Personnel Service officer to head the crucial ‘Confidential’ branch of the Railway Board.

Despite a written order, however, the rail bureaucracy did not move, and the post remains vacant.

The months in office of the first Railway Minister of the Narendra Modi government is replete with instances of the ever-smiling, “nice man” Gowda not being able to assert himself. Several Railway officials said this could never have been said about Gowda’s predecessors Lalu Prasad or Mamata Banerjee.

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