What took place in T.N. Assembly was a personal attack on Governor: BJP MLA Vanathi Srinivasan

BJP Tamil Nadu president K. Annamalai opined that Chief Minister M.K. Stalin “intervening” in the Governor’s address with a motion when the Governor was still in the Assembly was disrespectful and amateurish.

Updated - January 24, 2023 12:12 pm IST

Published - January 09, 2023 02:26 pm IST - CHENNAI

BJP MLA Vanathi Srinivasan (right) seen coming out from Assembly session at Secretariat in Chennai on Monday

BJP MLA Vanathi Srinivasan (right) seen coming out from Assembly session at Secretariat in Chennai on Monday | Photo Credit: Ragu R

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vanathi Srinivasan termed what happened in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday, a “personal attack” on the Governor.

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Speaking to reporters after the Assembly session, Ms. Srinivasan said the State government should have taken up the parts omitted by the Governor in his speech with his office. “Is the State government trying to show its supremacy over the Governor; do you want the Governor to speak only what you think,” she asked.

Ms. Srinivasan said this incident showed that the State government has not maintained a cordial relationship with the Governor.

“Just because the Governor has not spoken what you wanted, the Governor has been called and insulted in the Assembly. The Chief Minister and DMK government have set a bad example and the MLAs from their allies are dancing to their tune,” she added.

TN CM conduct disrespectful: Annamalai

In a Twitter post, BJP Tamil Nadu president K. Annamalai opined that the Chief Minister “intervening” in the Governor’s address with a motion when the Governor was still in the Assembly was disrespectful and amateurish. [The CM had moved the resolution after the Speaker’s Tamil translation of the Governor’s address.]

“DMK, in the past, glorified the role of the Governor if the Raj Bhavan remained a mute spectator and [it] couldn’t digest Governor R.N. Ravi performing his Constitutional responsibility as one should,” he said.

Mr. Annamalai also charged that Assembly speaker M. Appavu, did not maintain neutrality.

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