T.N. House Resolution Asks Centre To Set a Time Limit For Governor For Clearing Bills


The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution moved by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin urging the Union government and the President to immediately issue appropriate instructions to Governor R.N. Ravi to give assent to Bills passed by the Assembly “within a specific period”.

Points to ponder:

  • On Monday, the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly passed a resolution urging the Union government and the President to direct Governor R.N. Ravi to give his assent to Assembly-passed bills “within a specific period.”
  • The Assembly has moved a resolution against the Governor for the second time. The Assembly passed a resolution in January condemning the Governor’s selective departure from the prepared wording of his traditional presentation to the House.
  • M.K. Stalin, the Chief Minister, accused the Governor of acting with political objectives and transforming the Raj Bhavan into a Political Bhavan.
  • Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan proposed a resolution suspending certain Assembly norms so that the resolution against the Governor could be debated.
  • Even before the motion was introduced, AIADMK legislators walked out, claiming that the Speaker had refused to accept their demand to recognize the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Opposition Leader Edappadi K. Palaniswami claimed that Opposition leaders were refused live telecast of Assembly sessions.
  • Mr. Stalin also encouraged the Union administration and the President to set a time restriction for Governors to offer their assent to Legislators’ Bills.