The Tamil Nadu Assembly was rocked by unprecedented scenes when Governor R N Ravi skipped certain portions from the customary speech submitted to him by the state government for reading at the start of the Assembly session.
Governor’s Address to the Legislature –
Observations by the Judiciary –
Implications of Governor’s Deletion or Addition to his Address –
What do the experts say?
Way forward –
The Governor’s address is an important aspect of constitutional symbolism, and as the head of the state, all governors must uphold their oath of “preserving, protecting, and defending” the Constitution.
Source – The Indian Express
QUESTION – The gubernatorial powers to exercise discretion have been a matter of debate since independence, but it has been labelled as a ‘necessary evil’ by some experts. Comment why?