Governors should stop functioning like Centre’s agents: DMK

Quoting extensively from Telangana governor Tamizhisai Soundararajan’s recent media interview in which she had complained about the poor treatment meted out to her by the state government there
Chief Minister MK Stalin with Governor R N Ravi
Chief Minister MK Stalin with Governor R N Ravi

CHENNAI: The ruling DMK cautioned Governor R N Ravi that he should stop functioning like an agent of the union government to avoid facing the plight of his Telangana counterpart.

Quoting extensively from Telangana governor Tamizhisai Soundararajan’s recent media interview in which she had complained about the poor treatment meted out to her by the state government there, DMK mouthpiece ‘Murasoli’ on Monday said, “She would not have given such an interview if she had analysed why such a situation arose. We would like to remind the governors, including the Tamil Nadu governor, who attempt to act beyond their Constitutional authority and who claim to dedicate themselves to the states they are in, that they would not have suffered a plight similar to Tamizhisai if they stopped acting like agents of the union government and instead acted in partnership with state governments.”

“If governors attempt to stop welfare schemes of the state governments, they would only face the affliction faced by Tamizhisai in Telangana.

Which government would accept when a person unrelated to the state and a political appointee of the party in power at the Centre stops the legislations enacted by a State Assembly for the welfare and growth of the state, ” the DMK wondered.

“States might go easy a bit on it to avoid people being affected by the struggle between two power centres. But, governors who speak and act without self-realization should keep in mind that if the conflict intensifies or continues, they would also face Tamizhisai’s plight, ” concluded Murasoli, which also penned a strongly worded editorial slamming Governor R N Ravi for ‘misleading’ the state students on the NEET issue.

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