Choice of new Mizoram Guv faces opposition

Accusing newly appointed Governor of Mizoram, Kummanam Rajasekharan as an “active politician and a radical Hindu”, the People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) and the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) have vehemently opposed his appointment in Mizoram.

A press statement issued by PRISM, an anti-corruption NGO-turned-political party, on Sunday said he is not suitable for the Governor’s post as he is an “active member of the RSS and was involved with the Hindu Aikya Vedi and the VHP”.

Appointment of a “political person” as Governor will impact the Assembly elections in the state slated for later part of this year, PRISM said.

The GCIC in a statement opposed appointment of “hard-core Hindutva fundamentalist” like Rajasekharan as the new governor of Mizoram where 87 per cent of people are Christians. It appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to replace Rajasekharan by a “sober and fair-minded person”.

On Friday, the Centre appointed Rajasekharan, currently state BJP President of Kerala,  as the governor of Mizoram to replace Lt Gen. (retired) Nirbhay Sharma who is completing his tenure today .

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