26
Wednesday
July 2017
11:58 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | International  | National   | Business   | Sports   | Special News   | Feature News   | Entertainment   | About Deepika 
NATIONAL NEWS
Congress demands dismissal of Goa governor Mridula Sinha for BJP invite
 
(New Delhi, march,17,2017):The Congress on Friday demanded that President Pranab Mukherjee dismiss Goa governor Mridula Sinha for committing “constitutional impropriety” and “dereliction of duty”.

The opposition party latched on to Sinha’s admission in an interview that she consulted finance minister Arun Jaitley before inviting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for government formation in the state.

“We urge the President of India to exercise his powers under Article 156 (1) and immediately dismiss the governor of Goa for abdicating her Constitutional responsibilities and oath of secrecy,” Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa said.

He said the President of India has already dismissed the Arunachal Pradesh governor for similar acts of impropriety, saying this will act as a deterrent to other governors to work within constitutional limits. Bajwa said the Supreme Court has reiterated that it is the duty of the governor to “act judiciously” while exercising their powers under Article 164 at the time of appointing the chief minister.

“However, the atrocious admission of governor Sinha conclusively proves that her actions were politically motivated under the clear instructions of the Union finance minister Arun Jaitley,” he told reporters.

Putting forth the Congress’ demands, the party’s Rajya Sabha MP said these revelations demonstrate that the act of the governor to consult the finance minister and not the President of India “is a serious matter of constitutional impropriety and an unpardonable dereliction of duty”.

He asked that since the finance minister could not have advised the governor in government formation, “why should the prime minister not take action against the finance minister?.” “Or are we to assume that he was authorised by the dirty tricks department of the BJP?” he asked.

The Congress leader cited an interview of Sinha where she made the “startling and audacious revelation”, and “shockingly accepted that she consulted Union minister Arun Jaitley” to invite the BJP for government formation in the state. “This proves that BJP manufactured the Goa majority while the governor acted in cahoots with the central leadership in Delhi,” he said.

On Sinha’s claim that she heard that Congress could not elect their Legislature party leader nor get enough support, Bajwa asked “where did she hear it from? Did she hear it from anybody in the Congress party or was it ‘Akashwani’?” “How can she take such a decision without consulting the President of India or without studying its legal ramifications?” he asked.

He said under the established convention in such a scenario, the governor should have approached the President and submitted a report to him seeking guidance for the way forward. “Rather than consulting the President of India or the Attorney General of India, she consulted the Union finance minister who is a party in this case, hence indulging in massive Constitutional impropriety,” he alleged.

The Congress party also alleged that the Constitution is left “bruised and battered, as yet again the BJP subverts the governor for their own petty gains”.


Narendra Modi cabinet approves 10 nuclear reactors for power generation
Bring law to address triple talaq issue, suggests Supreme Court
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ to pronounce verdict on Thursday on India's appeal seeking suspension of death sentence given by Pakistani court
Congress to launch country-wide campaign to ‘expose’ Modi regime
Delhi gets its first ever fully air-conditioned bus stand
Triple talaq matter of faith for Muslims just like Lord Rama's birth place is for Hindus: AIMPLB
Global ransomware attack: India stays on high alert
Kapil Mishra breaks fast, discharged from hospital
CBI questions Hooda in Manesar land deal case
Kapil Mishra faints after calling Arvind Kejriwal corrupt; AAP blames BJP, Congress demands probe
Hizbul Mujahideen Militant Held On Nepal Border While Trying To Enter India
Pakistan attacks again: 2 killed, 3 injured along LoC in Kashmir's Rajouri
Will consider security to separatist leaders, if they ask for: Mehbooba Mufti
Hizbul distances itself from Zakir Moosa's statement, signals rift
No sanction to prosecute Yogi in 2007 riots, UP govt tells HC
24 killed in wall collapse, Rajasthan orders probe
Justice Karnan seeks SC relief; CJI JS Khehar to consider his plea
Calling Arvind Kejriwal. Election Commission Seeks Inputs For Hackathon
Mumbai Customs arrested 21 carriers in single flight for smuggling gold in water bottles
Kapil Mishra attacked by 'AAP supporter' at his Delhi residence
ENTERTAINMENT
Concert in India: Justin Bieber excited !
 International Pop sensation Justin Bieber is thrilled to perform in India and it seems he cannot wait for his concert to begin in the country.  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open on Broadway in 2018
Vinod Khanna's son remembers dad, posts nostalgic pic
Baahubali 2 takes India by storm
FEATURE NEWS
AIIMS MBBS Admit Card 2017 released
 Candidates who have applied for AIIMS MBBS 2017 can now download their admit cards from the official website at aiimsexams.org or mbbs.aiimsexams.org.
Applied for NEET? Here’s what you should take to the exam center
Suranga Model Water Harvesting
Rajendra Singh - The Waterman of India
SPECIAL NEWS
Cool-headed duck becomes latest Internet sensation !
 Tigers are fierce animals. But, a tiger of Australia's Symbio Wildlife Park had to give up all his efforts to get hold of a duck.
Kalolsavam 2017: Manju steals the limelight
A sparkling gem of an artist
7 steps to beat childhood obesity
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.