Centre has not sought my opinion on next Kerala governor: Chandy

Congress state president V M Sudheeran had come out against appointing the ex-CJI as governor.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:September 1, 2014 9:54 am
CHANDY-l Chandy was reacting to the reports that former chief justice of India P Sathasivam would be made Kerala governor after the resignation of Dikshit last week. (Source: PTI)

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said the Central Government has not sought his opinion on the appointment of next Kerala Governor.

Chandy told the media in Kozhikode on Monday morning that normally it had been a practice to take chief minister’s opinion before appointing a person as governor. The last UPA government had sought my opinion when Sheila Dikshit was made Kerala governor.

Chandy was reacting to the reports that former chief justice of India P Sathasivam would be made Kerala governor after the resignation of Dikshit last week.

Congress state president V M Sudheeran had come out against appointing the ex-CJI as governor. He felt the move was a wrong precedent. “It is the chief justice of India who administer the oath office to the President. Hence, it was improper for a former chief justice to work under the President as a governor, said Sudheeran.

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    Bharath
    Sep 2, 2014 at 8:42 am
    Is a Ex CJ a government employ, to be transferred or appointed? Where is the federalism which Modi preached when he was a Chief Minister?
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      Chandan Bhowmick
      Sep 1, 2014 at 11:09 am
      I want to ASK CHANDI whether UPA had consulted with respective non UPA govts before removing the governors during their tenure
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        deevee Pariyarath
        Sep 1, 2014 at 11:19 pm
        It is unethical and improper to appoint governor without consulting state government
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          Hemant
          Sep 2, 2014 at 4:06 am
          No Pethuru that is not what he is saying at all. All he is saying is stop crying unnecessarily.
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            Hemant
            Sep 2, 2014 at 4:09 am
            Normal courtesy is extended to all Non-UPA parties. The reason that is done is because UPA doesn't deserve any courtesy. Ever heard of the concept "-for-tat"? If not, it is time for you to sate your curiosity, dear onlooker... good time to learn.
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              madan gupta
              Sep 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm
              Pm is not under corrupt CM of Kerala. Kick him at the BUTT and put in jail for treason in state of Kerala. He had planned the murder of an RSS worker. CBI should arrest him and hand over to Punjab Police.
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                mahesh
                Sep 1, 2014 at 5:42 pm
                Dear friend, If " the normal courtesy extended to that State and ITS PEOPLE to appraise sentiments before the Head of State is appointed" was exercised , do u think Sheila would have sat in that chair ?? So plainly speaking,it is the ruling government's discretion.It may not be the rule,but it has sadly become the unwritten rule. :)
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                  k.madhukar
                  Sep 2, 2014 at 5:07 am
                  Its also elementary.Decency is shown normally to decent people.There are doubts whether Kerala CM qualifies.
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                    Babu Kochi
                    Sep 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm
                    The Governors are not elected by the people . They are appointed by the Central government. The central government can always decide whom to appoint , whom should be removed and where they should go and how long they should be there. I was a central govt employee and I was transferred every two year or earlier to different places. That is not an insult and I consider that is part and nature of the job. I strongly belive that CM should continue to serve the people of their respective state keeping aside the petty politics of Governors appointment.
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                      Pais Hilary
                      Sep 1, 2014 at 5:03 am
                      Governors are tossed around and insulted by the central government any time. No CJ I or for that matter any judge should accept appointment as governor on retirement.
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                        Pethuru Raj
                        Sep 1, 2014 at 11:57 am
                        Then you are accepting that NDA and UPA are the two sides of a coin.
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                          Santosh
                          Sep 1, 2014 at 10:10 am
                          Why shall the centre discuss with you on this matter? Did your govt(UPA) asked any CM when they appointed the governor?
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                            Curious onlooker
                            Sep 2, 2014 at 1:06 am
                            It is all the more necessary to seek the opinion of the CM for appointment of governor to that State as the nominee is not elected by a plebiscite of people but required to act as its Head of State. A State is an autonomous part of the Federal Union coalesced as an equal among equals and is not to be treated as an occupied territory of India. By failing to learn the State's sentiments, the Center is electing direct of rule Kerala through an appointed official which is not dissmilar to the Presidential rule, while article 356 of the consution remains curtailed.
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                              Curious onlooker
                              Sep 1, 2014 at 9:40 am
                              Seeking of the CM's opinion is a normal courtesy extended to that State and its people to appraise sentiments before the Head of State is appointed. It is baffling why the Center is overlooking elementary decency and resorting to arbitrary action?
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                                Veluanna Vadi
                                Sep 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm
                                Since when have CM's started appointing Governors....This is not the first case.....what happened to Fatima Beevi from Kerala who was made Governor of Tamil Nadu... Most of the logic given for Sathashivam applies to her case too... He appears far better than the corrupt Congress CM of Delhi Sheila .... the Politicians just want another Politician or a stooge.... lets us have non-politicians as Governors for a change...
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