My appointment as governor an advantage for Kerala: P Sathasivam
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) P. Sathasivam, who has been appointed as the next governor of Kerala, today said his appointment will be an advantage for the state, as he will be able to utilize his 19 years of experience as a judge for the people of Kerala.
"I demitted my office on April 26th, and I had decided not to accept any work-related proposals. In fact, I had already settled in my native place, but, this is an opportunity to utilize my 19 years of experience as a judge," said Justice Sathasivam.
"I hope to develop good relations between the state and the Centre. The government might have thought that they can utilize my service in a better way by appointing me. It is an advantage for the state. I am not a politician and I am not supporting any political party and I can utilize my rich experience for the people of Kerala," he added.
The Congress has questioned the government's move to appoint Justice Sathasivam as the Kerala Governor, wondering if the Centre was pleased with his judgment in the case against BJP president Amit Shah.
Sheila Dikshit had last month resigned as the Governor of Kerala. Her resignation came after a number of governors also stepped aside in a similar manner after being nudged by the BJP-led NDA government.
Dikshit, who led the Congress to a humiliating defeat in last year's Delhi assembly polls, was appointed the Governor of Kerala on March 4 this year.
(Posted on 05-09-2014)