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Centre overruling Mizoram CM on chief secretary appointment damages cooperative federalism

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Mizoram CM Zoramthanga’s objection to the appointment of non-Mizo-speaking chief secretary is valid. A predominantly tribal state can’t afford its top bureaucrat having communication issues. Centre overruling a CM – that, too, a BJP ally – in crucial appointments flies in the face of PM Modi’s calls for cooperative federalism.

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