All eyes on TN Governor

Chennai: The stand-off between Tamilnadu Governor and DMK-led government reached new heights after the latter sought his removal through a letter addressed to President Murmu.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal alleged that governors in Opposition-ruled states ”destabilise and interfere”, as he backed Stalin’s demand seeking removal of Governor R N Ravi.

In a letter to President Droupadi Murmu, Stalin has charged that Ravi ”instigates communal hatred” and is a ”threat” to Tamil Nadu’s peace. ”By way of his behaviour and action, the Governor has proved to be partial and ineligible to hold the office of Governor; Ravi is fit to be removed from the high office,” the CM emphasised in his letter.

Sharing a copy of the letter written in Tamil, on Twitter on Sunday, Stalin said: “I have written to Hon’ble @rashtrapatibhvn apprising about the unconstitutional functioning of the Tamil Nadu Governor, his disregard for elected government and the state legislature, and overreach in state affairs. The Governor’s acts of delaying assent to bills, interfering with police investigations, and promoting divisive ideologies are a threat to democracy. I trust the Hon’ble President will take appropriate action to protect the spirit of our Constitution.”

The chief minister also said that the governor’s speeches and actions were “not only obstructing the democratically elected government but also provoking disdain, contempt, and hostility towards the law of the land”.