Tamil Nadu Assembly seeks time limit for governors to clear bills

New Delhi: Intensifying his protest against Governor RN Ravi over the pending Bills, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday got the Assembly to pass a resolution asking Governors to set “specific deadlines” for clearing Bills from the Central Government and the President. urged to do. Legislature.

Arguing that it is not good for democracy that the power to sign a bill passed by the legislature into law is vested with the governors, Stalin replaces the vested powers with an “appointed governor” to approve bills passed by the legislature. Pushed for a constitutional amendment to do so. The Legislative Assembly is made up of elected representatives.

Stalin also said that he was forced by the Governor to move two resolutions against him this year – in January, the Chief Minister had moved a resolution to take “on record” the Governor’s objections that circulated among legislators. was the text of the customary address, not his oral speech. which left out several parts of the finished script.

Hours after the resolution was passed, the governor signed a bill banning online gambling, though 13 bills are still pending before the Raj Bhavan.

The resolution was passed on Monday amid a walkout by the AIADMK with the support of legislators from the ruling DMK, its allies and the PMK. the offices held by them, the oaths taken by them and the interest of the administration of the State.”

Accusing the governor of acting against the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu, the motion “indefinitely withheld” several bills passed by the assembly, saying that Ravi’s public statements had “lowered the dignity of this House and Weakened the supremacy of the legislature in a parliamentary democracy.

“…this respected House unanimously emphasizes that the Central Government and the Hon’ble President should immediately issue appropriate directions to the Governor to give assent to the Bills passed by this Assembly within a specified period,” Moved by Stalin Motion made and passed by. read the house

The development came after the governor stoked a huge controversy by saying that the Raj Bhavan stalling a bill passed by the assembly is as good as “dead”. and against the interests of the State.

In an all-out attack against the governor, Stalin said that Ravi’s actions ensure that he is not ready to be “friends” with the people and government of Tamil Nadu, while arguing that the governor should be publicly accused of administrative misconduct. One should engage with the government instead of debating the procedures. ,

“The Governor, through his statements, undermines the dignity of the House and the legislations passed for the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu. He talks like a politician and forgets that he is a Governor… Moreover, He criticizes the government when the prime minister is about to visit the state or I am planning a trip to Delhi to meet the PM,” Stalin said.

“I will not say that the Governor is not aware of the Constitution. But I want to record here that his political allegiance has swallowed up his allegiance to the Constitution… I do not want to convert the Assembly into a political forum.” But at the same time I would also like to say that if the governor tries to interfere in the functioning of the assembly for political purposes, then we will not become mute spectators.

Stalin said the government has drafted laws against NEET and on online rummy using the expertise of people like Justice (retd) AK Rajan and K Chandru, the people of Tamil Nadu accepting the “lame reasons” cited by the governor are not stupid to do. To stop these laws.