The railways, UP government and road transport ministry had one full financial year to prepare for the Maha Kumbh. What raises serious question on their preparations is that at least 37 people have died on the main day of the Kumbh Mela. According to Uttar Pradesh government's chief secretary, as many as 29 women, seven men and a baby girl died in the stampede at the railway station.
My vote is for Shiela Dixit, a woman who has proven her administrative abilities on more than one occasion. Put her in charge of a new police force meant for the national capital and give her a whip. She will see to it that criminals are taken to task and women are made secure.
The snide attacks on Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit were uncalled for in the entire gang rape incident, says the Save Lucknow Forum. Put Dixit in charge of a panel to carry out police reforms in the national capital and she will do a great job, the forum suggests.