In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the dispute between the state government and the governors regarding MLAs has heated up. The matter has now reached the Supreme Court. Apart from Tamil Nadu, two separate petitions of Kerala government on the Governor’s delay in approving the bill will also be heard in the Supreme Court today. It has been alleged in these petitions that the Governor is delaying the approval of the MLAs despite their passage by the Assembly.
First know what is the controversy?
In fact, the Tamil Nadu government passed about 10 bills one after the other in the Assembly, but when these bills were sent to the Governor for approval, the Governor returned them. The matter escalated so much that the state government had to approach the court. Not only this, on November 18, the DMK government of the state got all the 10 bills passed again in the Assembly and sent to the Governor. Chief Minister MK Stalin alleged that the central government, through the Governor, is targeting non-BJP ruled states.
These bills were passed again
- Bill to amend university laws
- Dr. Ambedkar Law University Act
- Dr. MGR Medical University Act
- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Act
- Tamil University Act
- Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Act
- Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Act
- Madras University Act
What did the Tamil Nadu government say to the Supreme Court?
The matter regarding the bills is now in the Supreme Court. The state government has appealed to the Supreme Court to intervene in this matter and has alleged that a constitutional authority is continuously acting in an unconstitutional manner and is obstructing the functioning of the state government due to external reasons.
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The state government has also said that it said the Governor was paralyzing the entire administration by not maintaining day-to-day files, not signing appointment orders, not approving recruitment orders and not giving sanction to prosecute ministers and MLAs involved in corruption. Have been. He is adopting an adverse attitude by not cooperating with the state administration. The petition states that the Governor’s behavior of keeping the bills pending for a long and indefinite period is clearly arbitrary and a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.
What has the Kerala government said in the Supreme Court?
At the same time, the Kerala government has also accused Governor Arif Mohammed Khan of delaying the approval of the passed bills and has approached the Supreme Court. The Kerala government has said that people’s rights are being violated because of the Governor. The Kerala government has claimed that the Governor has not taken any action regarding the eight bills.
What happened in the last hearing?
Let us tell you that this matter was heard in the Supreme Court on 10 November. Then, the Supreme Court had sought a response from the Central Government on the petition of the State Government accusing the Raj Bhavan of ‘withholding 12 Bills’, terming the alleged delay on the part of the Governor as ‘a matter of grave concern’. The Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Center and sought help from the Attorney General or Solicitor General in the matter. The court had said that the issues raised in the petitions are a matter of serious concern.