Even as the toothless Election Commission of India (ECI) has failed to implement the Model Code of Conduct, his counterpart in Kerala is making all the right noises. Despite falling foul of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the BJP (and even the Congress to some extent), he is asserting a rare independence that seems reminiscent of some of his worthy predecessors.
Meena seems to possess the clear conscience that is interlocked with his agrarian background. He has come up the hard way, braving all odds. As the Chief Electoral officer, Meena is having a tough time addressing challenging issues like bogus voting and rigging of postal ballots, typical of a politically-charged state like Kerala. But undoubtedly, Meena has the tenacity and will- power to face any grave issue head-on.