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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