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‘Misleading text’: Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi refuses to read full customary address

‘Misleading text’: Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi refuses to read full customary address

TN Speaker M Appavu during a session in Chennai on Monday. PTI



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Chennai, February 12

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi on Monday refused to read out the complete text of the customary address to the state Assembly, claiming it had “misleading facts”, and lambasted the ruling DMK over the National Anthem issue, remarks that were “expunged” in yet another showdown between the Raj Bhavan and the state government.

The expunged remarks were Ravi’s personal comments and only the approved text would be in the records, Speaker M Appavu said. The Governor also walked out of the House before the National Anthem was played. Ravi reading out from such a text would be a “Constitutional travesty”, the Raj Bhavan later said, explaining the sequence of events.

Row erupts over national anthem

  • Governor RN Ravi wanted the National Anthem to be played before and after the address while the government maintained it was not in line with the House tradition and rules.
  • The draft address received on February 9 had numerous passages with misleading claims, maintains Raj Bhavan.

This was the Governor's inaugural address for the year to the House. The anthem was also at the centre of controversy as Ravi demanded it be played before and after the address while the government maintained it was not in line with the House tradition and rules. For the second year in a row, the state Assembly witnessed controversy during the Governor’s Address.

The Raj Bhavan charged Appavu with launching a tirade on Ravi and insisted he walked out to uphold the dignity of the office of the Governor. “The draft Governor’s address was received on February 9 and it had numerous passages with misleading claims far from truth. Ravi, therefore, returned the file and also advised the government to show due respect to the National Anthem by playing it at the beginning and end of the Governor’s address,” the Raj Bhavan stated.

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