To evade poll code, Sheila Dikshit made governor in hours

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    RTI plea by activist Sri SC Agarwal reveals how within a matter of hours Shiela Dixit was made governor of Kerala to avoid breaking poll conduct rules. Facilitated by President Mukherjee as well.

    To evade poll code, Sheila Dikshit made governor in hours

    NEW DELHI: The UPA-2 government may have faced criticism of policy paralysis but files moved at breakneck speed for the appointment of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit as Kerala governor. In a bid to beat the election code of conduct, sitting Kerala governor Nikhil Kumar resigned, Karnataka governor HR Bharadwaj was handed interim charge and finally Dikshit appointed as Kumar's successor all in the space of a few hours on March 4.

    The code of conduct was to come into effect a day later.

    The information disclosed by the home ministry was in response to an RTI plea filed by activist SC Agrawal. According to the documents made public, home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde recommended appointment of Dikshit as Kerala governor following a one-line resignation from Kumar. In his letter dated March 4 to President Pranab Mukherjee, Kumar said, "I resign as governor of Kerala with immediate effect." He did not ascribe any reason for his resignation.

    Not only was Kumar's resignation accepted the same day but in the next few hours, President's secretary Omita Paul shot off a letter and a warrant to Bharadwaj asking him to take additional charge. A few hours later, Paul issued a warrant under the hand and seal of the President and a letter appointing Dikshit as Kerala governor.

    The President is empowered to appoint governors in accordance with Article 155 of the Constitution. Accordingly, home ministry joint secretary S Suresh Kumar in his note said Kumar was appointed by the President as governor of Nagaland and assumed office on October 15, 2009. He was transferred to Kerala where he assumed office on March 23, 2013 with his five-year term expiring on October 14, 2014.

    The note, approved by home secretary Anil Goswami and minister Shinde, said that as "indicated by the home minister", the government had decided to recommend Dikshit for the job. Delhi CM for three terms, Dikshit led the party to a rout in the assembly elections in December 2013. She lost her seat to AAP's Arvind Kejriwal.

    Though governors are seen to have a largely ceremonial role, they are the Centre's representative in the state and have increasingly been used by political parties to "reward" loyalists.
     
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  3. sob

    sob Moderator Moderator

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    If the current government replaces Ms.Dixit then will she still have the legal immunity. @Singh @Achauhan @sayareakd
     
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    SLASH Senior Member Senior Member

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    Congress should shed its crony ways and reflect upon the mandate of the people. They should realise that Congress is bigger than individuals. If the people of Delhi have rejected Sheila on charges of corruption the party should respect the mandate and let her sulk. How can you reward her with a better job?
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    So Keral people are having the rejected maal from Delhi. :lol:
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    BJP should spare no effort to let the people know about the scamming ways of the congo-bongo ( or is it
    bongo-congo ? )
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Sir,

    it's ComCon and not Congo-bongo or Coco-Jumbo.

    ComCon= Communal Congress Ltd established to keep India divided on communal lines specially since 47 and it's HQ is in Italy.
     
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    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    BJP isn't going to do any squat now, aren't you following BJP and Modi how mum they have become on congress-I.

    Just hope they deliver on their manifesto and forget they will make sure previous government accountable for its misdeeds.
     
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    Kaalapani Tihar Jail Banned

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    CBI registers 46 FIRs in Saradha chitfund scam -- 43 in Odisha and three in West Bengal.

    In what is going to prove to be a mammoth investigation, the CBI registers 46 FIRs in the multi crore Saradha Chit fund scam!


    Role of regulatory bodies including SEBI, Ministry of Corporate Affairs being scrutinised in Saradha chit fund scam case: CBI.

    Rajya Sabha MP of Trinamool CongPTIress Kunal Ghosh named in one FIR filed in Saradha case: CBI.


    PTI
     
  10. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    You could well be right as youre in the "right " place -
    I am monitoring them but prefer to hold assessment on that particular point till 6 months or even a bit more
    NOt very interested in what they said or manifesto - more interested in their " delivery" (to use Modi's own words)
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    Thanks Sir for the clarification.
    However consider, if you would, why i kind of liked bongo-congo ( as first used by someone else on this forum ) the word bongo = a drum which produces a hollow sound and originally used by primitive folks - so the similarity is those guys are hollow minded and primitive and congo is the name of an undeveloped African country - so if they came to power they might make India look more and more like an undeveloped etc etc ......

    perhaps i shall use both terms in future = yours and mine ? cant promise I'll remember but I'll try
     
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    TrueSpirit1 The Nobody Banned

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    @sayareakd & @happy have bitten dust big-time & are licking their sorry wounds after the momentous thrashing they received at the hand of Indians. No use quoting them. They would not dare show their blackened stigmatic pathetic faces anymore.
     
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    TrueSpirit1 The Nobody Banned

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    Vadra ke par katne ka kaam already shuru ho chuka hai...don't expect much fanfare. Modi is focusing on prompt delivery & transformation of work-culture in the govt. as he ideally should. His second focus is on forthcoming state elections in Maharashra, Haryana, Bihar etc.
     
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    Very smart strategy. Revenge can be taken at time.
     
  15. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Dixit can be easily removed by quoting the Singloo report.

    A Governor has to be an eminent person.

    Obviously not one with an albatross around the neck!

    But BJP is a bunch of clever ticks. I presume they will project that they are purer than the snow of Mt Etna and then slowly tighten the noose till the Governors resign on their own or face the music.

    Or even take the US leaf of 'Plea Bargaining'.

    Quit and we shall go easy and only kick you thereafter in the courts with a velvet shoe.
     
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  16. Compersion

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    What is role of a governor.

    Indian executive needs to administer india.

    (Is it mutually exclusive) . Why cannot governor be elected like rajya Sabha members for fixed tenures,
     

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