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Assembly passes resolution against Guv

Assembly passes resolution against Guv

The state legislative assembly on Monday passed a resolution against Governor RN Ravi for indefinitely holding several bills without approving them. The resolution was moved by water resource minister Durai Murugan.

The resolution expressed deep regret over the Governor’s actions and urged both the union government and the President to specify a time limit for the Governors to approve the bills passed by state assemblies. The resolution would relax the rules prohibiting the members of the assembly from speaking against or for the Governor.

The resolution was moved after suspending certain provisions of rule 92 (7) and 287 of the Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly. The special resolution needed 3/4th votes to be moved in the House. After 144 out of the 146 members voted in favour of the resolution, it was allowed by the Speaker M Appavu. Two BJP MLAs Dr Saraswathi and MR Gandhi voted against the resolution, while Congress, Left, VCK and PMK MLAs supported the resolution.

The AIADMK walked out of the assembly in protest after alleging that the Speaker did not obligate 
them on allotment of seat to the deputy opposition leader and not airing their views expressed during the assembly debates.

MK Stalin said

Speaking on the resolution, the Chief Minister MK Stalin said, “Two resolutions had to be moved against the Governor in a single assembly session. Governor has created such a situation by acting with political intent.  Those who must realize it, must realize. This will be the day for the realization. The Governor is not ready to be a friend of the people of Tamil Nadu."

“The Governor has been conducting political meetings at Raj Bhavan every other day.  We will not be the mute spectator if the Governor attempts to disturb the House with political intent.  At the same time, I don’t intend to give a point-by-point rebuttal to the Governor and make the house a political forum. People are not fools to believe whatever he says. 

The government has the responsibility to fulfil the promises made to the public,” he added.  He said, “The assembly is deeply saddened by the acts of the  Governor by withholding the bills passed  by the  assembly for the public welfare.  The union government should specify a timeline to approve the bills.”