I quit as I did not want to go to Mizoram: Shankarnarayanan
Mumbai: A day after quitting as Maharashtra Governor, K Shankarnarayanan today suggested that the “taste” in which he was transfered was not good and that he had resigned as he did not want to go to Mizoram or any other state.
He underlined that the appointment of governors is a Constitutional decision and anything regarding that should be done “within the four walls of the Constitution”.
Explaining his decision to quit, the 82-year-old former Congress leader said, “…Of course Rashtrapati (the President) has all the powers to transfer a governor, but then I thought it is not convenient…I decided not to go to Mizoram or any other state. I have my right to resign. I was thinking to resign since last three months.”
When asked whether he felt humiliated with the Centre’s decision, he said, “There is no humiliation. I find it no wrong. The President of India appointed me. The order came from the President of India and he transferred me, but I decided not to go there.”
He said he does not “think it is political vendetta”.
At the same time, he added, “Whether the taste (in which he was transferred) is good or not, is a question….I don’t find anything wrong but the approach should be constitutional.”
After the BJP came to power, Shankarnarayanan and a number of other UPA appointed governors were allegedly nudged by the government to quit.