“Dereliction Of Obligation”: MK Stalin On Tamil Nadu Governor’s Invoice Comment

M Okay Stalin mentioned Governor Ravi couldn’t maintain the payments in abeyance. (File)


Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi’s feedback that he had the discretion to withhold payments handed by the state legislature got here beneath hearth from the DMK authorities, which mentioned that needlessly delaying approval amounted to “dereliction of obligation” on the a part of the Governor.

Responding to the Governor’s feedback, Chief Minister M Okay Stalin on Thursday mentioned Ravi couldn’t maintain the payments in abeyance. “It’s an act of ineffective paralysis. If stress is mounted, the Governor will ask a query and ship it again to the federal government and with this his obligation is completed,” he mentioned.

Throughout his interplay with civil service aspirants for the ‘Assume to Dare’ sequence at Raj Bhavan right here Thursday, Ravi commented on the Meeting payments forwarded to him for presidential assent and mentioned that “the Governor has three choices: Give assent, withhold – which means the invoice is useless – which the Supreme Court docket and Structure makes use of as respectable language to imply reject, and third reserve the invoice for the President. That is the Governor’s discretion.” Stalin mentioned it was “unbecoming” of an individual who holds a Constitutional place to “withhold with out boldly accepting or opposing” the payments.

The Chief Minister additionally claimed that the Governor had made a behavior of delaying the payments, ordinances and amendments conceived by the individuals’s representatives, and despatched to him for approval.

He accused the Governor of “failing” in his administrative duties, and “slipping away” from his duties. There was no correct cause for his motion nor a reply to the federal government. About 14 recordsdata have been withheld by him, to date, he added.