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.
Sources said Ashish Khetan will be the vice-chairman of the commission.