former law minister and now Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj who had questioned Kejriwal’s credentials for questioning Vadra. “Kejriwal is no expert. He was an IRS officer”, Bhardwaj told reporters. It was not intentional on the part of Governor Bhardwaj to ridicule IRS officers who incidentally are some of the best analytical minds among Indian civil servants. It was a spontaneous remark based on his belief that IRS officers are good for nothing fellows.
During the day, another politician debating on the same Vadra-DLF topic, made an observation which die-hard civil servants would not take it kindly. Angered by ex-cabinet secretary TSR Subrahmanian’s argument that Robert Vadra who is “not strictly a private person” must come clean by declaring everything, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said in a television show on Monday night, “Thank God, Indian civil servants are not judges. Otherwise, there would have been anarchy in this country.” Tiwari’s argument was that if a former cabinet secretary could demand action (against Vadra) based on what he called false allegations and insinuation, there would have adverse judgements had the IAS officers acted as judges too.