Madhya Pradesh Congress leader to Pranab Mukherjee seeking full-time governor in state

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress has demanded that a full-time governor to be appointed in the state so that constitutional decisions are taken within a specific time-frame.

At present, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli holds the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh. He was given the additional responsibility after Ram Naresh Yadav's tenure ended on 7 September last year.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh on Thursday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a full-time governor for the state.

"On 25 June, the Election Commission of India (ECI) ordered the disqualification of state public relations minister, Narottam Mishra, for allegedly filing a wrong account of his poll expenditure during the 2008 assembly elections in the state," Singh said.

The ECI has forwarded Mishra's case to the governor in accordance with the procedure, but it is pending as there is no full-time governor in Madhya Pradesh.

The delegation of Congress MLAs also tried to meet the governor, he said.

"Since there is no permanent governor in Madhya Pradesh, it has become difficult for the delegation of Congress MLAs to meet the governor," he stated.

Singh said that being the constitutional head of the state, the governor should be available for the people of the state.

The leader of opposition said the Congress also wanted to apprise the governor about the farmers' distress in the state as "61 cultivators have ended their lives in the state in the past 28 days".

"Due to all these reasons, the president should appoint a full-time governor in Madhya Pradesh," he said.

Updated Date: Jul 06, 2017 20:20 PM

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