In 2023’s first T.N. Assembly session, there will be a Governor vs. CM clash

Tamil Nadu Governor R. N. Ravi left the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday in an unexpected confrontation after Chief Minister M. K. Stalin objected to his selective departure from the accepted text of the Governor’s conventional address to the House and moved a resolution to only record the transcript given to the members.

The Governor departed from the agreed language during the first Assembly session of the new year, skipping a paragraph that made allusions to several prominent local and national figures as well as the term “Dravidian Model” of government.

Mr. Stalin proposed a motion to only keep the written and permitted speech copy that was previously given to House members on the Assembly records after opposing Mr. Ravi’s action shortly after Speaker M. Appavu read out the Tamil translation of the Governor’s tabled address. He asserted that the Governor’s “inserted” or “omitted” passages from his oral address shouldn’t be included in the records.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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