Will the Incumbent Governors have to go?

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  • As a new dispensation set to take charge at Centre, issue of change of Governors appointed by previous govt is hotly discussed by analysts
  • Governors of six states including from Karnataka, Haryana, UP are to retire this year. Also about 12 Governors are said to be linked to erstwhile Congress govt
  • Congress leaders appointed as Governors are: Shivraj Patil, Margaret Alva, Sheila Dikshit (Kerala), Urmila Singh (H P ) and Aziz Qureshi (Uttarakhand)
  • Removing Governors may not be easy if 2010 SC judgement is taken into account
  • Judgement says Governor can’t be removed on grounds of not enjoying Centre’s confidence or for being from different political background
  • Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/will-the-incumbent-governors-have-to-go/article6026993.ece

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