PM Modi to abolish post of Governor


Prime Minister Narendra Modi to eliminate post of Governor. The Supreme Court decision on Arunachal Pradesh is the perfect opportunity to think again the rationale of employ governors. For existence the Centre had used the Governor House to interfere in the affairs of democratically-elected administration. As the days of Indira Gandhi, numerous Governors have been blame of being the Centre's spies, musclemen and manager. But, subsequent to the Arunachal Pradesh judgment, it is obvious that the days of governors using their discretion to undermine administration are over. A five-judge Constitution bench conveyed that, the governor must stay aloof from any divergence, discord, disharmony, discontent or dissension, within individual supporting parties, even as restoring the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh. The Supreme Court further conveyed that, the governor must keep obvious of any subsequent buy and sell, and even unsavoury supporting manipulations, irrespective of the degree of their ethical repulsiveness. The governor cannot make such issues a subject of his concern. The governor's post is mostly a ceremonial one.

In community opinion, a governor is connected with Republic Day pageantry and administration say aloud to the Assembly when their sessions are reconvened. They ask the administration to think again some bills. But their advice is not binding. None of this makes the governor crucial. The governor gets some significance also when new governments are to be formed or sworn in. Till a few years ago, in the event of a hung assembly, the powers vested in him left some scope for manipulation. Tiwari was wedged on camera in the corporation of young women, playing out his wicked fantasies in the Raj Bhavan. His shameful conduct had triggered calls for abolishing the post, but the UPA could not muster the courage for it. The Arunachal Pradesh governor turned into the butt of jokes when he passed on fiction and fantasies as the rationale behind dismissing the Congress government. One of his arguments was that there could be unrest because of slaughter of ''cows" in the streets of Arunachal Pradesh, a crime he claimed to have witnessed. Then there is the bizarre case of Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav, a Congress appointee who has mysteriously hung on in the Modi government in spite of facing solemn allegations in connection with the Vyapam recruitment probe. In its recommendation to the administration, the Sarkaria Commission had suggested comprehensive reforms in the meeting of governors. It had suggested that only eminent persons who have stayed away as of active politics for a long period be chosen in discussion with the chief minister of the state, Vice-President of India and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.