killing all seven military personnel on board." he added. The bench also took note of Goswami’s personal secretary calling up former Lt-Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria, Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa will obviously figure no less prominently than those of his predecessors who adorn the “hall of infamy and notoriety” in subverting the Constitution by holding onto their gubernatorial assignments.There is enough evidence to prove that Rajkhowa has acted exactly opposite to his oath of “protecting and defending the Constitution” That his task was made easier by the Congress does not mitigate his indiscretion In fact Rajkhova’s conduct raises a fundamental question about the relevance of retaining the governors in the states It has allowed them to act as cat’s paws to destablise unfriendly political governments Governors are supposed to act as a representative of the Indian union in order to guard and protect the Constitution But one look at the history of gubernatorial conduct would repudiate the high-sounding constitutional obligations to which this post is supposed to be beholden The Raj Bhavans turning into a palace of political intrigue is an unending story Take for instance the running feud between Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi’s lieutenant-governor Najib Jung The running feud between the two has belittled the constitutional posts they hold In fact there is little doubt that the use of the governor as political agent of the centre began in 1959 when Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru sacked the Communist regime in Kerala under the influence of his daughter Indira Gandhi Yet it took Indira to institutionalise and legitimise this constitutional arrangement by installing governors as puppet of the Centre In Rajiv Gandhi’s regime the post of governors further degenerated into a post subservient to the Union home ministry In reality the state governors functioned like joint secretaries of the Union home ministry Take for instance the role of Siddharth Shankar Ray M Chenna Reddy Motilal Vohra Romesh Bhandari Sundersingh Bhandari Madanlal Khurana and Buta Singh in their gubernatorial assignments Most of them have eminently contributed to the decline of the prestige and sanctity attached to the post But that is one part of the story Of late there are numerous stories of the governor’s house degenerating into a hub of corruption Former cabinet secretary Prabhat Kumar who took up the charge of Jharkhand governor was found to be prima-facie guilty of indiscretion in keeping liaison with a dubious Noida-based industrialist Motilal Vora had to reign as UP governor as his name figured in the recipients of Hawala money in 1996 At the age of 86 three-time UP chief minister ND Tiwari was caught on camera in the company of compromising position with women That led to his ignominious exit There are many salacious stories that the Raj Bhavans generate in various state capitals Apparently the relevance of Governor’s post has been debated many-a-times in the past The BJP while in Opposition was insistent in the past that the issue must be reviewed threadbare to take a position if the post of governors in the state is at all relevant The history of the governors’ conduct bears this out that governors have more often than not subverted the spirit of the Constitution than protect it In an era of Narendra Modi’s cooperative federalism where the Centre has been ceding financial autonomy to the states Rajkhowa’s conduct once again proves that “the more things change the more they stay the same” The toppling of the Arunachal Pradesh government through the institution of governors will once again put an unbearable strain on the federal character of the Constitution But there is hardly anything to suggest that history will not repeat itselfIndia and Italy inked six pacts on a range of issues on Monday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni held extensive talks on ways to strengthen bilateral political and economic relations

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