CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today said that before asking the state government to explain criteria for sending principals to Singapore, the Governor must explain the qualifications being adopted by the Government of India (GoI) for appointing a person to this coveted post.

In a letter to the Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit, the Chief Minister said that the residents of the state want to ask that in dearth of any fixed criteria for appointing a person to the post of Governor, how the Union government appoints the Governors to various states. He said that when there are no fixed qualifications laid down in the constitution of India for this appointment, then how the Governors are appointed. Bhagwant Mann urged the Governor to explain this so that the knowledge of Punjabis can be enhanced.

The Chief Minister said that prior to enquiring him about the selection process to send Principals to Singapore for training, the Governor must answer this question. He said that all the issues raised by the Governor in a letter to him are the issues related to jurisdiction of the state. Bhagwant Mann said that for these issues he is accountable to the 3 crore Punjabis who have elected him with a whopping mandate.

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