Sunday, August 31, 2014

Governor (Justice) Sathasivan

Appointment of retired Chief Justice of India as the next Governor of Kerala deserves to be welcomed. He was a non-controversial CJI and the UPA was in power when he presided over the Court. Therefore, there could not have been any quid pro quo between him and the present ruling dispensation.

The government should move away from the unhealthy practice of appointing political persons as Governors of states. The nauseating spectacle of governors resigning with change of ruling party in the centre must stop. Governorship should cease to be a sinecure or a refuge for criminals to dodge the consequences of their past venal ways.

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