Kapil Sibal, Tamil Nadu, RN Ravi, MK Stalin, governor
Sibal, a senior advocate, has represented the wrestlers in the Supreme Court. File photo.

Governors in opposition-ruled states interfere; Stalin right in seeking Ravi's removal: Sibal

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Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Monday (July 10) alleged that governors in Opposition-ruled states “destabilise and interfere”, as he backed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s demand seeking the removal of Governor RN Ravi.

In a letter to President Droupadi Murmu, Stalin has charged that Ravi “instigates communal hatred” and is a “threat” to Tamil Nadu’s peace.

Also read: Ravi unfit to be Governor, ‘threat’ to TN’s peace: Stalin writes to President Murmu

“By way of his behaviour and action, the Governor has proved to be partial and ineligible to hold the office of Governor; Ravi is fit to be removed from the high office,” the CM emphasised in his letter.

Reacting to the development, Sibal said, “Ambedkar on Governors: said functionary a purely ornamental functionary, no power of interference in administration.”

“Governors in opposition-ruled states: 1) have Hindutva agenda 2) destabilise & interfere 3) incite hate. Stalin is right to ask for Ravi’s removal,” the former Union minister tweeted.

Sibal, who was a Union minister during UPA 1 and 2, had quit the Congress in May last year and was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an independent member with the Samajwadi Party’s support.

He recently floated a non-electoral platform Insaaf aimed at fighting injustice.

(With agency inputs)

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