A The real travesty: On the Governor of Tamil Nadu and the Governor’s address

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Polity

Topic: Legislature

Issue: Governor vs State Government

Context: Tamil Nadu Governor refused to read out the customary address to the legislative assembly.

  • The politicization of the Governor’s customary address to the legislature, undermines the importance of the process.

Governors role in legislature processes:

  • Governors should refrain from obstructing elected governments’ statements.
  • Instead they must give the opportunity to criticize the government to opposition and public scrutiny.
  • Their duty isn’t to undermine but to uphold the dignity of their office impartially.
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