The Supreme Court of India has voiced worry that the country’s governors may jeopardize democracy if their actions result in the demise of a functioning state government. This was emphasized by the governor of Maharashtra’s western state, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who called for a contentious confidence vote in the legislature last year. Governments in the southern states of Kerala and Telangana have blamed governors for refusing to sign measures into law. The president appoints governors on the recommendation of the prime minister, and they have a combination of legislative, executive, and discretionary authorities. They have the authority to select which party is best positioned to form a government and to refuse assent to measures enacted by the legislature.