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It’s political vendetta, says Congress as Modi government asks UPA-appointed Governors to go

In a statement, Ghulam Nabi Azad called the "move to remove the Governors of various states" as "dictatorial".

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: June 17, 2014 6:28 pm
In a statement, Ghulam Nabi Azad called the "move to remove the Governors of various states" as "dictatorial". In a statement, Ghulam Nabi Azad called the “move to remove the Governors of various states” as “dictatorial”.

The Congress on Tuesday slammed the government’s move to remove Governors appointed during the UPA tenure as “political vendetta” and said the “dictatorial” step would have “serious repercussions”.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, reminded the government about the May 2010 judgement of the Supreme Court and said the Centre does not have the brief to remove the Governors “in arbitrary and capricious manner with the change of power”.

In a statement, Azad called the “move to remove the Governors of various states” as “dictatorial”.

He lamented that the NDA government, instead of fulfilling its electoral promises, was trying to divert the attention of the nation by indulging in “political vendetta”.

The former Union Minister described the idea as being “against the very grain of democratic traditions and constitutional propriety”.

If at all taken forward, the move will be “fraught with serious repercussions and have a debilitating impact on our constitutional democracy”, Azad said.

His statement came amid reports that the government has asked a number of Governors appointed during the UPA tenure to quit.

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  1. prakash gotimukul
    Jun 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm
    Appointment of Governor and the post is non political. So I dont understand why Azad is saying political vendetta. He is in a party where every thing is decided by a family. There he has no hesitation to continue, but actions of NDA are dicrial. I thought Azad is a sensible person. After defeat he has also joined people like diggis, iyers, tiwaris and sibals, not to mention chiddus and shindes................
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      Test Test
      Jun 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm
      Didnt you do the same thing in 2004
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        Oracle
        Jun 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm
        Okay and what about Congress which did the same thing when NDA lost the last election?
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          AMT
          Jun 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm
          Haa haa..... Look who is complaining!
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            Babu
            Jun 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm
            What did UPA did when it came to power after Vajpayee Govt? Openly asked all NDa Governors either to resign or get fired. What a moral is Mr Azad talking?
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