In Telangana, the conflict between the government and the governor increased so much that the state government had to approach the Supreme Court. The Telangana government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Governor T. Sundararajan.
Actually, the Governor is not signing her consent on the 10 bills passed by the government in the assembly. Against this, the Telangana government has filed an application in the Supreme Court. In this matter, the state government says that these bills are pending since September 2022 after being passed. The Governor is keeping these bills with him, bypassing his constitutional obligation. It has been demanded in the petition that the Supreme Court should direct the Governor to approve these bills with immediate effect, so that they can be used in the public interest.
The state government has sought directions to give immediate consent on 10 pending bills. Seven of these bills are pending in the Governor’s office since September 14 last year. While three bills were sent to him on February 13 after the end of the budget session of the assembly.
The petition has been filed on behalf of Telangana through Chief Secretary A. Shanti Kumari. It demanded that the court declare the delay by the Governor as ‘illegal, irregular and unconstitutional’. The state, in its petition, said that as per the Constitution, the Governor has to mandatorily give assent to the Bills and any inaction in giving assent would lead to anarchy.
It has also been said in the petition that if the governor has any doubt on the bills, she can seek clarification, but she cannot keep them pending. If she raises any issue, we will clarify them.