Supreme Court's Key Comments On Governors Vs Governments!
When a few states are having issues with the concerned Governors, the Supreme Court made some interesting observations on Governors and their powers.By: Tupaki Desk | 7 Nov 2023 9:53 AM GMT
The Governor of a state is like the President at the Centre. The governor and the state government are interrelated and they should work together to have a smooth functioning in the region. Keeping it in simple words mutual respect is required from both sides.
However, we have been seeing issues between the state governments and governors for some time. This is not the case in just one state and many states are seeing a face-off between Governors and governments on various issues. The list of states which are seeing the issues is very long.
When a few states are having issues with the concerned Governors, the Supreme Court made some interesting observations on Governors and their powers. The Apex Court said that Governors should remember they are not elected representatives. Hearing a petition, the Court made the comments.
AAP-led Punjab government moved the Supreme Court against the Governor saying that the bills are not cleared. Hearing the petition, the bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud heard the petition and made some key comments.
During the arguments, the bench said that before reaching the Court, Governors should act on the bills. Talking about the state government [Punjab) the Supreme Court said that extending the budget sessions is not good.
For this Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit took the required action on the bills and he was asked to share the details of the action taken by the Governor so far. On the other hand, Abhishek Singhvi who represented the Punjab government on the issue said that seven bills including the fiscal bills.
During the arguments, the bench said that Governors should retrospect their functioning and action should be taken on the bills before the issue reaches the court.
"Governors cannot be oblivious of the fact that they are not elected representatives of the people. The governor can withhold assent (to bills) and send it back once," the bench observed.