The Assam governor, Lt Gen (retd) S.K. Sinha, is once again in the news for the wrong reasons. This time the governor is at loggerheads with Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi over the contentious Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983. Sinha is a staunch proponent of scrapping the controversial Act and looks askance at the Congress government’s keenness to retain it.
Gogoi, peeved with the way the governor is going about airing his personal views on the subject, has decided to write to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam asking him to restrain Sinha.