Chennai: The ruling DMK, which is at loggerheads with Raj Bhavan on several issues, has submitted a Memorandum to President Droupady Murmu demanding ‘sacking’ of Tamil Nadu Governor R.N.Ravi.
The nine-page memorandum was signed by the MPs of the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance, comprising the Congress, MDMK, VCK, CPI, CPI(M) and others.
In the memorandum submitted to the President’s office and copies of which were released to the media here today, the DMK and is allies highlighted a host of issues concerning the Governor, and pointed to the 20 Bills passed in the State Assembly and pending with the Governor for his assent.
This included the pending NEET Bill and the one empowering the State Government to appoint Vice-Chancellors for all State-run Universities instead of by the Governor.
The memorandum said all these acts were ‘unbecoming of the Governor.’ “Clearly, Thiru R.N. Ravi has violated the oath he took under Article 159 to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law and to devote himself to the service and well being of the people of Tamil Nadu”, it said.
“Far from it, he has been instigating communal hatred, and is a threat to the peace and tranquility of the State”, it added. “Some might even consider his statements as seditious as his statements bring or attempt to bring into hatred or contempt, or excite or attempt to excite disaffection towards the Government established by law. Therefore by his conduct and actions, Thiru R.N.Ravi has proved that he is unfit to hold the Constitutional Office of Governor and therefore he deserves to be sacked immediately”, the memorandum said.
“As per Article 156(1), the Governor serves at the pleasure of the Hon’ble President. Therefore, we request Your Excellency to forthwith remove Thiru R.N. Ravi from the office of Governor of Tamil Nadu and preserve the values of the Constitution and oblige”, it said.