Governor should be impartial, says TN Speaker

The Governor of a state should act impartially as per the Constitution and there is a scope for conflict when the Union government disregards the collective opinion of the State Assembly reflected in Bills and resolutions, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker M Appavu has said.

“There is potential for conflict when there is no harmony between the Union and the States and especially when the Union without consensus or consultation, infringes on the Legislative domain of the State Legislature or disregards the collective opinion of the State Legislative Assembly expressed in the form of Bills/ Resolutions,” Appavu said.

Addressing a meet of the Committee of Presiding Officers in Delhi on Monday, the Speaker said often there is ‘talk in the national and local media’ of the Union asserting itself forcefully much against the wishes of the States in matters of legislation.