BJP-led NDA government belittling constitutional posts: Congress

Maharashtra Congress on Sunday said the transfer and subsequent resignation of Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan is yet another bid by the BJP-led Central government to belittle the importance and prestige of constitutional posts.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014, 00:47 AM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Sunday said the transfer and subsequent resignation of Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan is yet another bid by the BJP-led Central government to belittle the importance and prestige of constitutional posts.
In a statement issued here, Maharashtra Congress party president Manikrao Thakre said bureaucrats ask governors to step down and if they don`t comply, transfer orders are issued after midnight.
"This is a dangerous trend in a democracy," he said.

He said Prime Minister`s official engagements are used for politics. Chief Ministers are humiliated in Prime Minister`s presence, he said.