From: Arun Lakshman
Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2022, 6:43 PM
Subject: Recall of Governor: DMK extends four more days for MPs to sign memorandum submitted to President
To: Venkatram NarendraPuppala
The ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu, which is locked in an all-out war against Governor R.N. Ravi, recently announced that it would submit a memorandum to the President of India signed by all the party MPs and those from alliance partners, seeking recall of the Governor.
However, around 10 party MPs are presently out of the station and hence the DMK has extended the deadline for signing the memorandum by four more days.
The date for signing the memorandum, which is kept at the DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam, had expired on Thursday.
Speaking to mediapersons, DMK leader and former Union minister T.R. Baalu said, ‘How can a Governor, who is a nominated person, oppose a government elected by the people?’
The DMK is trying to get an appointment with the President for the submission of the memorandum once it is signed by all the MPs.
The DMK is sore because many Bills are pending with the Governor for clearance, including the Cooperative Societies Bill which is aimed at reducing the term of the directors of societies from the present five years to three years.
Incidentally, most of the cooperative societies are controlled by the AIADMK.
A Bill for establishing a Siddha university in Chennai is also pending with the Governor, even after the state government corrected the anomalies pointed out by the Raj Bhavan and resent the bill.
The DMK leadership is now busy coordinating with the MPs who are yet to sign the memorandum, including those from alliance partner Congress.