The frail man wearing a kurta and dark glasses and carrying a walking stick was a familiar figure all over India. One day, people returning home from offices in Madras were surprised to find him walking along the road to the Central Railway Station just like an ordinary man. There were surprised looks and excited inquiries. People asked one another, “Why is he walking in this crowd? It could be dangerous.” The man they were talking about was C. Rajagolapachari, the Chief Minister of Madras State. When Rajaji, as he was popularly and affectionately known, was asked why he was going to the station on foot, he had a simple answer. He had actually come by car. But the traffic jam near the station had forced the car to stop. He had to reach the station in time, so he had got out of the car and was walking. In any case, he did not see any reason why he should not walk a few steps even though he was the Chief Minister of the State.
“In any case, he did not see any reason why he should not walk…..” This statement indicates that Rajaji felt that ministers should
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