The Presidential Prerogative

  • Governors are not exactly the most popular of public servants in India today. Governors do not figure in people’s thoughts.
  • “President Pranab Mukherjee’s advice to Governors at the recently concluded conference of Governors to go by the “sacred text” of the Constitution was wholesome.
  • But it would have rung truer to his listeners had he succeeded in persuading Prime Minister Modi to appoint non-party persons to that constitutional office,” says Gopalakrishna Gandhi, a former Governor of West Bengal.