Governor R N Ravi’s walkout deepens Tamil Nadu crisis: Time to abolish governorships?

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Polity

Topic: Executive

Issue: Governor’s role in state

Role of governor as per constitution:

  • Governor is required by the Constitution to act only in accordance with the aid and advice of the council of ministers and as such,
  • Governor act as a bridge between the elected governments at the state and the Union.

Supreme Court’s observation in A G Perarivalan vs State (2022) case

  • Governor is a “short-hand expression for state government”
  • Governor has no discretionary power in matters of governance.
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