TN govt moves SC against Governor Ravi over delay in clearing Bills

The Tamil Nadu Government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Governor RN Ravi over the alleged delay in clearing bills and government orders that were sent by the State Legislative Assembly and the government.

“The present Writ Petition is being filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, to declare that the inaction, omission, delay, and failure to comply with the constitutional mandate by the Governor of Tamil Nadu and assent of the Bills passed and forwarded by the Tamil Nadu State Legislature to him and the non-consideration of files, Government orders and policies forwarded for his signature is unconstitutional, illegal, arbitrary, unreasonable besides malafide exercise of power,” the petition read.

The Tamil Nadu government also listed out the 12 Bills that are pending with the Governor, despite the lapse of considerable time.

“The Governor by not signing remission orders, day-to-day files, appointment orders, approving recruitment orders, granting approval to prosecute Ministers, MLAs involved in corruption including transfer of investigation to CBI by Supreme Court, Bills passed by Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly is bringing the entire administration to a grinding halt and creating adversarial attitude by not cooperating with the State administration,” the petition further stated.