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Do ministers visits to accident site helps or it is a formality sake??

Tags: politics & government, accident site, ministers visits
Asked by cyrus irani, 21 Jul '10 06:12 pm
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I remember my father telling me that way back in 1956, the then Railway minister Mr. Lal Bahadur Sahstri resigned after a railway accident at Mahbubnagar owing moral responsibility.
Answered by joyoti sen, 21 Jul '10 08:24 pm

 
  
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When a minister visits an accident site or disaster site, the relief activities gets affected. Because of the VIP movement the road leading to accident site gets blocked by the vehicles accompanying the VIP. Even people tend to crowd around and follow the VIP instead of attending to the relief work. On reaching the site the ministers tend to put on an act of concern and keeps barking instruction which people are forced to follow whether it is the right thing to do or not. All this results in utter chaos. They reach the accident site more for publicity sake than to control the situation. If the intention was to control then they should be setting up a control room at a place some distance away from accident site. Send their deputies to the site to take charge of the operation and keep getting update and give advises from the control base and not by standing at the accident site. In war the Generals operate from the control room and not by rushing to the war front. Same logic should app ...more
Answered by Shyam, 22 Jul '10 04:52 pm

 
  
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In our country it is only a formality why they dont go to the flood scene and survey from the helicopter only ?
Answered by krish, 21 Jul '10 08:25 pm

 
  
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Its not even a formality, they will be commented upon by the public if they fail to visit, hence they do
Answered by puranam mahalaxmi, 21 Jul '10 08:22 pm

 
  
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They want publicity at any cost use all cruel and crooked methods.If chances permit they loot public money Never trust indian politicians in any context.
Answered by samson aseervatham, 21 Jul '10 07:46 pm

 
  
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Courtesy call is a must .

This helps to reach aid faster.
Answered by time pass, 21 Jul '10 07:27 pm

 
  
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It gives moral support. When we visit our near and dear when their family members died, will they come back. Similarly people feel that the Govt is functioning .
Answered by Revathi Kuruvada, 21 Jul '10 07:08 pm

 
  
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Ministers should never visit an accident site.They derail the resue work and take all the attention, which should be given to survivors and victims of the accident.
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 21 Jul '10 06:50 pm

 
  
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Just to get focused in the news and politicise things at their worst...!
Answered by Dil Se, 21 Jul '10 06:35 pm

 
  
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Answered by shekhar s, 21 Jul '10 06:06 pm

 
  
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