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“Sack Governor, fomenting communal hatred…”: Ruling Tamil Nadu DMK to President

Governor RN Ravi has been accused of 'inciting communal hatred in the state'.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Chennai: The ruling DMK and its allies in Tamil Nadu have demanded the President to remove the state governor. Governor RN Ravi has been accused of ‘instigating communal hatred in the state’.

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The DMK and allies have told the President that the governor unnecessarily delays in approving the bills passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly. They have obstructed a democratically elected government to work for the people.

It has also been said that the governor incites communal hatred and it is a threat to the peace of the state. He has proved that he is not fit to hold the constitutional post of governor, he should be dismissed.

It has also been said, ‘Some people may even consider his statements as sedition, because he creates alienation against the government by the statements.’

There are 20 Bills awaiting the governor’s assent in Tamil Nadu. In April, DMK leaders had protested against him for not sending the NEET Exemption Bill to the President after being passed twice in the state assembly.

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The Constitutional position is that a governor can be appointed or removed by the President. If a Bill is sent by the state cabinet for assent, the governor can send it back once. If the cabinet re-sends the bill to the governor, they cannot send it back.

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