Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi boycotts reading the customary address prepared by the ruling DMK government in the first assembly session for this year began on Monday.
Governor said that he does not agree with certain things mentioned in the address and hence he is skipping the speech. He also said that his request to play the National Anthem both at the start and end of the day has been ignored. As per the custom of the Assembly ‘Thamizh Thai Vazhthu’ will be played at the beginning and the ‘National Anthem’ at the end of the proceedings.
Governor RN Ravi who has been at odds with the DMK-led state government on a wide range of issues, also winded up his policy address in approximately in three minutes.
When the session began at 10 am this morning, Governor Ravi said he disagreed with the customary address to the Assembly prepared by the DMK dispensation on “factual and moral grounds.”
“My requests and advice to show due respect to the national anthem have been ignored by the state government. Lending a voice to address, with which he disagrees would be a Constitutional travesty,” Governor Ravi said in the Assembly.
The Tamil version of the prepared address is now being read before the House by Speaker M Appavu.
Meanwhile, the MLAs of the Congress and left parties wore a black badge on the opening day of the House condemning the Governor on a range of issues.