New Delhi, July 27
Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Monday expressed hope that the President would intervene and instruct the Rajasthan governor to convene a session of the state meeting.
The former Union minister alleged that BJP-appointed governors had violated the letter and spirit of the Constitution and have within the course of “gravely impaired” parliamentary democracy, its conventions and traditions.
“I sincerely hope that the President will take note of what is happening — the erosion of parliamentary democracy, the erosion of the Constitution, the violation of the Constitution and do what is right in the circumstances,” he advised a digital press convention.
Chidambaram stated the President had the “absolute authority” to inform the governor that what he was doing is fallacious and ask him to name an meeting session.
“I still believe that the President of India can intervene and instruct the governor to convene an assembly session,” he stated when requested whether or not the president can instantly intervene within the matter.
“I hope better counsel will prevail and wise people can instruct the governor that he must summon a session of the assembly,” the Congress chief stated, noting that the governor had no discretion of his personal within the matter.
Chidambaram stated if the Chief Minister, who’s accused of not having fun with a majority, wished to show his majority, he was entitled to name a session on the earliest to show it. “No one can stand in his way,” he stated.
“Placing any obstacle to calling the assembly session would undermine the fundamental basis of a Parliamentary democracy,” he stated. PTI