Tamil Nadu meeting right this moment unanimously handed the ten payments that had been cleared however returned by Governor RN Ravi. The transfer got here after Chief Minister MK Stalin put forth a decision to revive the payments that RN Ravi had despatched again with out giving any causes.
Whereas 2 payments every had been adopted by the Home in 2020 and 2023, six others had been handed final yr. The payments goal to clip the powers of the Governor by elevating vice-chancellors of state universities to the place of chancellor.
Stalin, in a stinging assault on Mr Ravi, advised the meeting that withholding assent with none cause was unacceptable.
“He returned the payments on account of his private whims and fancies… it’s undemocratic and anti-people to not give assent,” Stalin mentioned.
“The Governor cannot withhold assent if the payments are handed within the meeting once more and despatched to him,” he added.
Stalin additionally alleged that non-BJP-ruled states had been being focused by Governors, apparently by the Centre.
The DMK authorities and Tamil Nadu governor have been at loggerheads for the previous few months.
Governor Ravi had stirred a debate on the state’s identify together with his remarks on January 4 throughout an occasion in Chennai. “Right here in Tamil Nadu, a unique sort of narrative has been created. All the pieces that applies to the entire of the nation, Tamil Nadu will say no. It has grow to be a behavior. So many theses have been written – all false and poor fiction. Reality should prevail. Thamizhagam could be a extra applicable phrase to name it,” he mentioned.
The Supreme Court docket on November 10, whereas listening to a petition filed by the Tamil Nadu Authorities, expressed “critical concern” over the delay by governors in giving assent to the payments handed by the state assemblies.
The petition filed by the Tamil Nadu authorities sought to declare that the inaction, omission, delay and failure to adjust to the constitutional mandate by the Governor of Tamil Nadu/ first Respondent qua the consideration and assent of the payments handed and forwarded by the Tamil Nadu State Legislature to him and the non-consideration of information, Authorities orders and insurance policies forwarded by the State Authorities for his signature is unconstitutional, unlawful, arbitrary, unreasonable in addition to malafide train of energy.
The courtroom has, nonetheless, sought a response from the Centre on the allegations in opposition to the Governor.