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Context: There have been some incidents that show the friction between the delicate relationships of the constitutional head of state and elected government. For example, West Bengal CM blocked the governor on Twitter over his statements against the state governments.
Powers of the governor
Certain friction points between the governor and state governments
Allegations of the Centre using the Governor’s position to destabilise state governments have been made since the 1950s.
Below are some examples
Reason behind such type of tussle between the governor and state governments
Strengthening of Federalism: In order to check misuse of the office of governor, there is a need to strengthen federal setup in India. In this regard, the Inter-State council and the role of Rajya Sabha as the chamber of federalism must be strengthened.
Several panels and reports like the Administrative Reforms Commission of 1968, Sarkaria Commission of 1988 suggested reforms regarding
Code of Conduct for Governor: This 'Code of Conduct' should lay down certain 'norms and principles' which should guide the exercise of the governor's 'discretion' and his powers which he is entitled to use and exercise on his judgement.
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