Video-clipping going viral on media about Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel openly talking politically for votes require her to gracefully resign to maintain the dignity of the post of state Governor. Or otherwise propriety demands that President of India may act unbiased by sacking Anandiben Patel for breaking important norm of political neutrality required to be maintained by a state Governor.
It is not proper to misuse dignified post of state Governor for the political waste. Posts of state Governors must be only for politically neutral persons like retired judges and bureaucrats who might not have ever affiliated with any political party. There have been many cases earlier when politicians appointed as state Governors have misused Raaj-Bhawans (Governor Houses) like party-headquarters dancing to tunes of political masters at the centre and ignoring even physical claim of deserving aspirants for posts of Chief Ministers claiming majority support of members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs). However, any such posting must have at least gap of two years with the previous assignment for checking any possibility of bias in favour of the government to get post-retirement assignments.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
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