New Kerala Governor comes clean on appointmentSeptember 04, 2014 09:14
A day after Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam was appointed as the new Kerala Governor amid much criticism, he has come clean on the issue. He said there was no controversy in his appointment and that the Congress's claims of quid pro quo were baseless. "Amit Shah's verdict was by merit, did not exonerate him," he said.
The Congress had slammed the move to appoint him at the post wondering if there is "anything in his persona, functioning or his decisions, which has really attracted very warmly, very positively, the acceptance of Prime Minister Modi and BJP president Amit Shah".
Sathasivam was on the Supreme Court bench that scrapped a second FIR against Shah in a fake encounter case, saying it was linked to the bigger Sohrabuddin Sheikh killing case and did not need to be separate.