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Supreme Court’s Blow to Governors’  Delay Tactics

Supreme Court’s Blow to Governors’ Delay Tactics

Cases were filed in the Madras High Court by online gaming companies seeking to quash the Tamil Nadu government's ban on online gambling. These cases were heard by a bench of Chief Justice Gangapurwala and Justice Adikesawalu.
The High Court bench comprising Chief Justice Gangapurwala and Justice Adikesawalu, which ruled yesterday on the Cases were filed in the Madras High Court by online gaming companies seeking to quash the Tamil Nadu government's ban on online gambling, rejected the request of the petitioner companies that the law passed banning online gambling should be completely annulled. 
Judges upheld the ban on online games of chance and overturned sections banning online games of skill such as rummy and poker.
Governor R.N Ravi's delay in pending the Tamil Nadu government's bill related to this issue is seen as important. 
After the DMK government came to power, the online gambling ban bill was passed in the assembly and sent to the governor.
But without assent to this, he kept the bill in abeyance for a long time and then sent it back to the government.
Subsequently it was again passed in the Legislative Assembly and sent back to the Governor.
The Governor then approved the Bill without any other option. Then the Online Gambling Prohibition Act was passed.
The Supreme Court ruling banning online gambling has also put a damper on the governor's 'balance' culture.
The Supreme Court has cautioned and sarcastically condemned the state government's case against the fact that the Governor of Punjab had already kept many bills in the storage, saying that "governors should not forget that they are not elected representatives of the people".
Governor Ravi is going around the town without giving approval to the 14 draft laws passed by the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. 
Similarly, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan did not give approval to 8 bills. Punjab Governor Panwarilal has started acting after filing of the case.
All these cases are collectively coming up for hearing today (10th). Will Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi turn around after this?Let's hope he will turn around!