Governor-states battle heats up in Kerala, TN, Telangana

New Delhi: India is all set to witness an action-packed political thriller as three southern states come together to accuse the Center of trying to destabilize democratically elected state governments with the help of governors has gone. The states which have built fortresses against the governors are Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

The ongoing war between the governor and the chief minister worsened in Kerala, where Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Wednesday likened Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s language to that of a terrorist and the CPI(M)-led government in the state promulgated an ordinance to oust the former from power. prepared. The post of chancellor in universities.

The ongoing political tussle between Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and the CPI(M) government is unlikely to end in the near future as both the sides remain firm on their respective stand.

“The state government has no role in the appointment of the vice-chancellors of the universities. The Supreme Court ruling in this regard is clear while the University Grants Commission norms are the same for all states,” Khan told the media on Wednesday.

He said that he will not pronounce judgment on any issue in which he himself is involved. “If the Government of Kerala properly informs me of the need to remove the Governor from the post of Chancellor, I will send him for the advice of the President,” he said.

Khan also said that Vijayan’s language is not suitable for the person sitting in the chief minister’s chair. “I heard him shouting from many places that the governor did not know who he was. I even saw him threatening that I would face dire consequences if I kept on questioning him. This is the style and words of terrorists,” the governor said. He also said that the constitutional system in Kerala has collapsed.

Earlier in the day, Kerala Higher Education Minister R Bindu, who is the wife of CPI(M) politburo member Vijayaraghavan, told reporters that an ordinance was ready to remove the governor from the chancellor’s chair. “We expect the governor to sign the ordinance without any fuss. This is the democratic way of doing things,” the minister said.

He said that the CPI(M) would appoint eminent persons as Chancellors of universities in the state.

“Our intention is to transform the higher education sector in the state to global standards. Though we are leaders at the national level, we intend to take the state’s higher education sector to the number one position in the world,” said Bindu.

Meanwhile, the DMK and its allies in neighboring Tamil Nadu have written to the President of India to sack Governor RN Ravi, who is giving sleepless nights to the Dravidian government in the state by stalling bills enacted by the legislature.

“RN Ravi has violated the oath taken under Article 159 to protect, protect and defend the Constitution and the law and to dedicate himself to the service and well being of the people of Tamil Nadu.

Far from it, he has been inciting communal hatred, and is a threat to the peace and tranquility of the state… Hence by his conduct and actions RN Ravi has proved that he is unfit to hold the constitutional post of Governor and He therefore deserves to be immediately sacked by local Tamil news channels in Chennai citing a memorandum submitted by the DMK and allies to President Draupadi Murmu.

The DMK-led coalition has also accused Ravi of delaying clearing the bills passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly and publicly contradicting the government’s policies.

“It amounts to interference in the administration of the state and the transaction of business by the legislature. This prevents and prevents a democratically elected government from serving the people, which is prima facie unconstitutional.

The situation is no different in Telangana, where Governor Tamilisai Sundararajan, a former Tamil Nadu BJP president, and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao are engaged in a war of nerves.

On Wednesday, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan expressed doubts that their phones were being tapped. “I suspect (that) my phones have been tapped. There is an undemocratic situation in the state, especially with respect to the Governor. I want to clarify all those things,” she said in a press conference.

He declined to elaborate, saying there were some social media posts linking the Raj Bhavan to a recent “case of poaching of TRS MLAs”.

The relationship between the Chief Minister and the Governor has been deteriorating for months. On 8 September, the governor accused the state government of “discriminating” them, humiliating the “highest office of the state” and “not following protocol”.

“For the last three years (in office), this state will write history as to how a woman governor was discriminated against,” Sundararajan told the media.