Karat wants governors’ role redefined

May 8th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by admin  

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) May 7 (IANS) In a veiled criticism of West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said he favoured “redefining” the role of governors. Reacting to a specific question on a remark by CPI-M’s Biman Bose, who is convenor of West Bengal’s ruling Left Front, demanding abrogation of the centrally appointed gubernatorial post, Karat said: “We have always said that the governor’s post needs to be redefined. Shortly, this will be taken up by us with the centre-state relationship panel.”

Karat was on his way back to Chennai from Uthapuram village near here, where a “caste wall” was breached by the state’s ruling DMK party Tuesday - a move he praised.

Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Wednesday started a campaign to save power at his official residence of Raj Bhawan as a token of sympathy for the masses of West Bengal that have to live with power cuts. The CPI-M-led Left Front government is miffed at the move.

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