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Centre can’t remove governors on arbitrary basis

New Delhi: Disapproving the practice of replacing Governors after a new government comes to power at the Centre, the Supreme Court today said that the governors of states cannot be changed in an arbitrary and capricious manner with the change of power.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan held that a governor can be replaced only under “compelling” reasons for proven misconduct or other irregularities.

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