Tamil Nadu: DMK Delegation Submits Memorandum To President Seeking Recall Of Governor RN Ravi
Amidst the intense tussle between the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu and Governor R N Ravi, the state government on Thursday (12 January) apprised President Droupadi Murmu over the issue and submitted a memorandum, the content of which was not disclosed immediately.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Parliamentary party leader T R Baalu told reporters in New Delhi that Tamil Nadu Law Minister S Regupathy, who led a delegation, handed over to the President what state Chief Minister M K Stalin has 'written', but repeatedly insisted that the content of the communication was only known to the Chief Minister as it was in a sealed cover.
'We have told the President to go through (the memorandum) and take appropriate action as you (she) may deem fit,' he added.
Incidentally, the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) had in last November also urged President Murmu to sack Ravi, alleging he had violated the oath he took under the Constitution, while levelling a series of allegations against him.
Baalu pointed out that the November 2022 memorandum by SPA MPs was 'political' in nature whereas today's (12 January) was a government communication.
Asked what kind of action would follow on the Tamil Nadu government's move against Ravi, Baalu hinted these were not matters of speculation and that such decisions have to be taken carefully after much consideration.
Lashing out at Ravi, the DMK leader charged him with trying to impose 'RSS' sanathana policies' in Tamil Nadu but asserted that would not fructify in the 'land of Periyar, Anna and Kalaignar,' all Dravidian stalwarts.
He also alleged the Governor of insulting the Tamil Nadu people and the National Anthem, apparently referring to his walkout from the House on Monday (9 January).
During the course of his media interaction, Baalu took exception to a scribe using the word 'Thamizhagam', as suggested by Ravi to address the state and insisted 'Tamil Nadu' was the appropriate usage.
'We dont accept the word Thamizhagam since he (Ravi) is using the word purposely. Anna (DMK founder and late chief minister) named the state as Tamil Nadu,' Baalu added.
(With inputs from PTI)
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