Maharashtra Congress on Sunday said the transfer and subsequent resignation of Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan is yet another bid by the BJP-led Central government to belittle the importance and prestige of constitutional posts.
In a statement issued here, Maharashtra Congress party president Manikrao Thakre said bureaucrats ask governors to step down and if they don’t comply, transfer orders are issued after midnight.
“This is a dangerous trend in a democracy,” he said. He said Prime Minister’s official engagements are used for politics. Chief Ministers are humiliated in Prime Minister’s presence, he said.
At Tri Nagar, Smriti Irani centered her speech around Modi, with over 10 references in 11-minute extempore.