Akhilesh and governor no more on war path
Lucknow: The relationship between Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik and chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to have become cordial again as after dilly-dallying for a year he gave his consent on Friday to three names sent by the government for nomination to the upper house.
Nine names were recommended in this connection in May last out of which six were approved in two phases. In the first phase only four names were given clearance. Queries were made for the others. After receiving satisfactory reply from the government, two more names found his favour. The rest were pending with him for some reason or the other.
Persons who had not got his nod were Rajpal Kashyap,Sanjay Luthar and Arvind Kumar Singh. Naik, out of these, was more concerned about one person-- Rajpal Kashyap—who was facing several criminal and other cases. One after another plea was given by the government in his favour but all of them were rejected by the governor. He agreed to nominate him only after the government assured him that Kashyap is in the clear now.
All these nine members have been nominated to the House under the social category.
The governor, however, has been ignored by the government in case of builder Sanjay Seth. His name was not approved by him but instead of delisting him the Samajwady Party which rules the state listed him as a Rajya Sabha nominee.