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Modi govt continuing with Cong culture on governors: CPI

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 17:29

New Delhi: CPI on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for continuing with the "Congress culture" of "rehabilitating" party leaders as governors and said the appointment of Amit Shah as BJP chief raised many questions.

Though the appointment of BJP president was "an internal affair of their party, but appointing Amit Shah as the party chief has raised many questions", the CPI Central Secretariat said in a statement here.

Maintaining that Shah was "still an accused" in the fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsi Prajapathi, it said the enquiries and cases were still pending and "the ruling party at Centre appointing a person with controversial background will not send right signals to the nation".

The transfer of the judge in the Sohrabuddin case; the rejection of Gopal Subramanium, who had argued the case against Shah, as a Supreme Court judge and the proposal to appoint of a lawyer who argued on behalf of Shah as a judge in the apex court "certainly raises many questions", it said.

Regarding the appointment of "five BJP leaders as governors of different states", the CPI said "This is the continuation of Congress culture of rehabilitating its own party leaders, who cannot be accommodated otherwise."

"This is politicisation of governors posts, which is a bad precedent," it added.

First Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 17:29
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