THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Secretary Vijayanand and IAS officers are yet to come out of the rude shock they had when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan talked tough to them on Monday. They are still feeling demoralised and disheartened. Pinarayi reacted to him and officers when they went to complaint to him about the harassment they were facing from the Vigilance director.
“Don’t’ try to be super chief minister” – this rebuke from Pinarayi’s mouth had initially caught Vijayanand off guard. Soon he regained his presence of mind and expressed his readiness to resign from his post. But the chief minister tried to calm him down, saying that he didn’t mean that.
However, Vijayanand is cross over the chief minister lambasting him in front of other IAS officers and expressing trust-deficit in him. He was already dissatisfied with the functioning of certain people in the chief minister’s office. This fact he had shared with his close friends. Even within the ruling front, there is discontent over the six-month governance of the LDF government.
Meanwhile, some ministers have started efforts to reach a compromise with the IAS officers.