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  India   All India  26 Mar 2019  Rajasthan gov Kalyan Singh roots for BJP, stirs controversy

Rajasthan gov Kalyan Singh roots for BJP, stirs controversy

ANI
Published : Mar 26, 2019, 2:40 am IST
Updated : Mar 26, 2019, 4:30 am IST

Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) president Sharad Yadav on Monday accused him of abusing his constitutional post by making political comments.

Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh
 Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh

New Delhi: Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh on Monday stirred a political controversy by allegedly saying that as a worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he “genuinely” wanted it to win the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, and hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to power as it was important for the nation.

“As a worker of BJP, I genuinely want the party to win. We want that once again Narendra Modi should become the Prime Minister of India. It is important for the nation and society that Narendra Modi should become the Prime Minister again,” he said.

Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) president Sharad Yadav on Monday accused him of abusing his constitutional post by making political comments.

Referring to Mr Singh’s statement where he said that, Mr Yadav said: “Governor is not a representative of any political party. It is a Constitutional post.”

“I have been in politics for the last 40 years but I never saw the post of governor being misused in this way. I am telling from day one that our Constitution is in danger. One who is occupying a Constitutional post and making such statements is unfortunate,” Mr Yadav said.

Mr Singh, who previously served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1991-1992, was appointed governor of Rajasthan in 2014. A governor is considered to be a neutral post and the person occupying the office must not side with any particular political party.

Tags: kalyan singh, 2019 lok sabha elections
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