Earlier, the CM had taken the test on two separate occasions -- first time after coming in contact with infected cabinet colleague Mithilesh Thakur, and the second time after 17 employees at his office were diagnosed with the disease.
Finally, the long arm of the law catches up with union coal minister Shibu Soren as he is held guilty of conspiring to kidnap and murder his private secretary, reviving the debate on criminals in politics and "tainted ministers" in the UPA cabinet.
Except for Shibu Soren (JMM) and Prem Gupta (RJD), the much awaited reshuffle was a Congress affair, with Aiyar losing Petroleum to Deora, and none found good enough to replace Natwar Singh as EAM. The youth? Perhaps it can wait..
It was a farce from the beginning till the very end, but finally Shibu Soren was persuaded to resign and Arjun Munda got that much coveted letter appointing him Jharkhand Chief Minister, which was rightly his to begin with.
A more stinging reprimand and rebuke could not have been expected. The Supreme Court advances the date of the floor test in Jharkhand assembly to March 11, orders video-recording of the proceedings of the floor test, and virtually stays any move to n
And now comes belated damage control and adoption of the higher moral ground in Goa. But even the old faithfuls would find it difficult to buy the new party line trotted out by various Congress spokespersons. The silence from the PM and the Congress