Row over Guv’s remark on mainstream boycott

Row over Guv’s remark on mainstream boycott


Kashmir Magazine

The mainstream political parties boycotting the ongoing municipal and upcoming panchayat elections including National Conference (NC) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) have questioned the right of Governor Satya Pal Malik to pass on any political remark on the policy decisions and working of the political parties saying therein that Governor is not keeping his constitutional mandate. Very true it is that governor in any state of the country is not mandated to pass on any political remark on any policy decision or working of any political party. Governor like President of India is a ceremonial head and has to act on the advice of the council of ministers. Although there is no popular government in place in Jammu & Kashmir but it does not give right to the governor Satya Pal Malik to pass on any critical remark on any policy decision of any political party in the state. Governor saying that boycott of the ongoing municipal and panchayat elections by National Conference (NC) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is only purely a critical political remark but also condemnation of the decision of two largest regional political parties on their participation in the ongoing municipal and upcoming panchayat election in the state. So very right the mainstream political parties National Conference (NC) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) have questioned the right of the governor to pass on any remark over their participation in the ongoing municipal and upcoming panchayat elections in the state and better would it be for the governor to regret over his questionable remark on the non participation of some mainstream parties in the ongoing municipal and upcoming panchayat elections in the state as the governor has to take the reactions of the mainstream political parties in the spirit of the constitutional integrity of the office he holds.