The role of Governors

Political tool

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala (right) appointed B.S. Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru on May 17 and gave him 15 days to prove his majority. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

In Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya and Bihar, the BJP brazenly used the Governor’s office to further its political interests. The machinations of the Governors in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka to help the BJP, however, did not succeed.
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