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.
A delegation of citizen activists, led by former Mumbai Police Commissioner J F Ribeiro, on Wednesday met Governor K Sankaranarayanan urging him not to give assent to Maharashtra Police (Amendment) Bill 2014, alleging it "was passed in haste without due consideration."
Amid reports that some UPA-appointed Governors are resisting attempts to ease them out of office, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan is learnt to be unhappy over Union Home Secretary conveying the message but will consider quitting if asked by an "appropriate authority".
An all-party delegation of 25 MLAs and Ministers from tribal areas of Maharashtra on Thursday asked Governor K Sankaranarayanan not to recommend to the Centre the inclusion of Dhangar and other non-tribal communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Maharashtra.
Expressing grief over the sudden demise of Union Rural Development Development Minister Gopinath Munde, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan today described him as a "Lok Nayak" and a parliamentarian, who never lost touch with the masses.
The Opposition Shiv Sena-BJP members on Monday staged a walkout in Maharashtra Legislative Council to protest the ruling parties` thanksgiving motion on Governor K Sankaranarayanan`s `Vote on Account` address to the joint-sitting of both the Houses.