The Governor of a State should uphold the constitutional dignity and decency by taking just and proper decisions, said J.S. Sadananda, chairman of the Academy of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Kuvempu University, here on Thursday.
Mr. Sadananda was speaking at a seminar on the “Role of the Governor in a State” at the Deshiya Vidya Samsthe (DVS) Arts and Science College.
He said it was imperative for the Governor to ensure that his or her conduct was in such a way that it was in consonance with the Constitution.
The decisions taken in the Raj Bhavan were not final and they could be challenged in a court of law as could be seen in the S.R. Bommai case which was being quoted as a classic example on the role of a Governor in times of a political crisis.
He said that debates should be held at various levels on the norms to be followed in the appointment of Governor. Mr. Sadananda said the Governor played a crucial role in restoring political normalcy when parties betrayed the people by throwing constitutional provisions to the winds. He said the posting of Governor created controversy more often than not as it was normally done by the Centre. Assistant Commissioner M.L. Vaishali, the ex-officio Administrator of the DVS, inaugurated. College principal B.M. Hosur and S.V. Javed of the Postgraduate Department of Political Science at Kuvempu University were present.