Venkaiah Naidu explains role of governor, talks tough against terrorism

Venkaiah Naidu explains role of governor, talks tough against terrorism

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said governors of states are not some political parallel power centres, adding their duty is to be a mentor and thought leader to guide the government and the people.

Speaking at Raj Bhavan in Chennai after presiding over a book release event and dedicating a solar power plant, the vice president said a governor cannot “interfere” in the regular functioning of a government.

Earlier, he said the global community should make concerted efforts to isolate the countries which sponsor terrorism. He underlined that nobody should be allowed to get away with acts of violence in the name of ideology.

He was addressing commandos of the National Security Guards (NSG) on the occasion of the force’s 33rd Raising Day at its headquarters in Manesar near New Delhi.

“I feel the time has come for the international community to launch a concerted effort to isolate states which are sponsoring terrorism. There is nothing like good terrorists and bad terrorists. Terrorism knows no religion or boundaries and nobody should be allowed to get away with acts of violence in the name of ideology,” Naidu said.

Without naming Pakistan, Naidu said, “There is nothing like good terrorists and bad terrorists. Terrorism knows no religion or boundaries, and nobody should be allowed to get away with acts of violence in the name of ideology.”

He added: “I fervently appeal to the United Nations to see the conclusion of a comprehensive convention on suppression of international terrorism, the proposal for which from India is pending since 1996.”

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