THE PPP-PML(N) acrimony at the Centre, and the Governor-Chief Minister tension in Punjab, has been of late gaining a bit of momentum. Governor Salman Taseer's letters to CM Mian Shahbaz Sharif, expressing his dissatisfaction at the conduct of governmental business, cannot fail to further embitter relations between the two political parties, unfortunately, at the cost of public welfare. PML(N) leader Mian Nawaz Sharif's statement when he aired his resentment against the PPP a few days back saying that it should quit the coalition in Punjab, has to be viewed in the same vein. In his letters, Mr Taseer has told Mian Shahbaz that his style of governance stood against the constitutional spirit. He laments the fact that despite the lapse of eight months, the CM has been unable to form a cabinet. True, it is a considerable period of time, but one would have to look at how the PPP-led government at the Centre has been conducting itself in this context. Apart from being rather dysfunctional, it has yet to complete the process of Cabinet formation, as according to reports it is likely to get another shake-up. Some of Mr Taseer's points are, however, noteworthy, like the constitutional obligation of holding regular Cabinet meetings and keeping the Governor abreast of the steps the CM was taking. At the end of the day, all boils down to the need for a good working relationship between the two and their parties. For proper governance, the condition of rapport and goodwill at all levels between the two top functionaries of the province is extremely necessary for the democratic process to develop.