Rajiv Pratap Rudy was one of those ministers, who were sacked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week to be replaced by new faces. Whilst, the political world was abuzz with speculations that Rudy and his colleagues were being punished for poor performance, the former skills development minister has come out in the open to confirm that assertion.
Rudy, however, implied that the negative perception about his performance was far from the truth. In reality, he said that he had performed as a minister but could not communicate his achievements to PM Modi and his constituents.
He told NDTV, “I can’t take my certificate if the boss thinks that I failed. The boss is always right, but yes, I failed to communicate to people and my bosses the work done under his guidance in such a short time.”
In the cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, Rudy was replaced by Dharmendra Pradhan.
He added, “I tried my best – but even my successor (and critics will vouch for this) will need some time to deliver visible changes.”
The MP from Saran in Bihar said that creating employment was never the brief of his portfolio.
He said, “How can I create employment? My brief was to raise an employable workforce. Getting jobs to them was never envisaged in the brief given to me.”
Earlier reports had suggested that Rudy was abruptly told about his sacking from Modi’s council of ministers. He was asked to return to Delhi minutes after he had landed in Patna with his wife. Upon switching on his mobile phone he reportedly learnt that there were many missed calls from Delhi. He was immediately asked to board another flight back to the national capital.
After he reached Delhi, Rudy drove to the party headquarter, where Shah reportedly told him firmly that he needed to resign because of poor performance.