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Late Romesh Bhandari will also be remembered as a controversial Governor
Former Governor Romesh Bhandar who served the states like UP, Tripura, and Goa died of pancreatic cancer. Bhandari, a former Foreign Secretary, who also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi will also be remembered for a controversial past.

He turned Governor’s House virtually into a party-office of the ruling party at the centre having appointed him as Governor thus degrading highly respectable post of Governor.

He was exposed for his biased role when the Chief Minister was able to prove his majority at floor of the House despite Romesh Bhandari in his capacity as Governor had already invited leader from the other side to form government. His biased act thus in turn gave a bad name to the ruling party of the centre.

Post of Governors is a simple waste of public-money where functions of Governors can be performed by Chief Justice of the state after refining process of electing Chief Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

Main role of governor is his/her discretion in inviting a person to form government as Chief Minister, an aspect which is often misused because of political appointees appointed as Governors often playing biased role.

Chief Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Houses should be simultaneously elected by secret and compulsory vote of all members of lower House on nominations signed by at least 34-percent members through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) thereby abolishing any need of a post of Governor.

Such elected persons may be removed only by same process but with compulsion to name alternate leader in the same motion. Members not participating in such a democratic process may automatically lose membership of State Legislative Assembly.

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