Mizoram: PRISM writes to President Kovind requesting removal of newly-appointed governor

Mizoram: PRISM writes to President Kovind requesting removal of newly-appointed governor

AIZAWL, June 11, 2018: The Peoples' Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (Prism) on Monday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to remove governor Kummanam Rajasekharan as he is "patently unqualified to discharge his office because of his political background and strong anti-secular views".

In a letter addressed to the President, the party said while Rajasekharan satisfies the criteria to be appointed as governor under Article 157 of the Constitution, the nature of his appointment and documented history are in clear contradiction to the letter and spirit of the Constitution he had been sworn to uphold.

Between June 4 and June 9, the party had launched a signature campaign, seeking the governor's removal and got the support of 53,167 people.

The party said as Mizoram will go to polls by the year end, it is suspicious of Rajasekharan's role.

"Our governor was the president of the BJP in Kerala until just a week before he was sworn in as the governor. We doubt if the governor will act with objectivity in the interest of the people of Mizoram," Prism said.

The party alleged that Rajasekharan, a Hindu rightwing activist, was involved in the 1983 Nillakal Hindu-Christian dispute.

Source: The Telegraph

Image Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

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