CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that states did not require the post of Governor. While stating that the governors should function as per the Constitution, he added that it is high time to think about the relevance of the post of the state governor. Yechury made the statement while addressing the media after the CPM central committee meeting.
Yechury added that the party leaders will conduct an awareness programme about the Citizenship Amendment Act by visiting houses. The leaders will also explain the problems associated with the National Population Register to the public. Asking the public not to cooperate with NPR, Yechury further stated that those states that opposed the CAA will be asked not to cooperate with the NPR.
“It’s a superfluous post, a remnant of the colonial era. States are not subjects of the Centre. There is no role for the governor since the Centre-state relations are well defined in the Constitution and other documents,” he said. Yechury said the committee did not discuss the issue in which two party members were arrested under the provisions of the UAPA for suspected Maoist links.