nachiket wrote:Of course Sharad Pawar, the patron saint of corruption in Maharashtra wants to "preserve the co-operative character" of the banks. There is no telling what skeletons might come tumbling out of the closets if the RBI looks into the books of some of these banks closely.
they didn't want fadnavis because he very efficiently and silently hobbled the long running fiefdoms in the APMC, coop societies and coop bank rackets by forcibly inducting govt nominies on their management boards and diluted the ability for patronage by crippling the powers of the so called elected "members".
among other things, the coalition MVA govt came into existence with the unsaid aim of reversing all the changes made by fadnavis and also they have put a condition that if the govt changes, fadnavis will not become the CM. There are political considerations for the center to consider accepting such a condition because of the inherent dominancies of certain empowered and politically powerful castes.
that is probably why there was some recent whisperings of fadnavis being moved to the center
padmabushan's long established political strength and financial muscle comes from patronage and "profitable placements" of influential followers, favor seekers and "finding the right path" using the babuz and presiding over negotiations between warring factions, shady industrial family feuds and deal making. All this comes at a cost to the customers.
such folks have huge contacts to ensure unimpeded flow of information through non party channels in all parties where everyone is allowed to dine sumptuously, and even regally perhaps and no one including the office clerk goes hungry. These folks are also vengeful which helps keep the customers in line.
Money greases all wheels without differentiation of caste or religion. Also, safety and protection is de rigueur and that's why the jehadis flock to him. It's also why the sadhus were allowed to be butchered in palghar by rice bag convert tribals and why the cops silently stood and watched the massacre. Its also why the naxals are being so publicly protected by the MVA with the puppet master pulling the strings from behind and the center has almost forcibly taken over the koregaon-bhima violence case and handed it over to the National Investigation Agency.
Now the problem is that MAD have made the changes irreversible by bring legislation via the center. Patron saints are bound to cry loudly and object vociferously.