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Gubernatorial impropriety

Already under fire for undermining constitutional institutions, the BJP is understandably wary of acting precipitately

J P Rajkhowa
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J P Rajkhowa

Aditi Phadnis
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be having a run of bad luck with governors. Some of these constitutional personages, who should only be seen, never heard, have been remarkably loquacious. Nor is this a recent development. When the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power in 2014, cooperative federalism became the buzzword. But the role of governor was never reviewed.

Problems started from the word go. Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, an IAS officer from Assam, was appointed governor of Arunachal Pradesh. In 2016, Mr Rajkhowa was asked to step down from the governorship by then home minister Rajnath Singh
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First Published: Oct 29 2021 | 11:41 PM IST

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