Governor's statements draw mixed reactions

Governor's statements draw mixed reactions

Home Minister V S Acharya and Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar have expressed surprise at the Governor’s stand, while leaders of the opposition parties have said the Governor’s statement has proved that law and order has collapsed in the State.

“I have been meeting the Governor every week, keeping him informed about the law and order situation. But he (Governor) has never expressed any such view during those meetings...yes, there was some disturbance in Mysore a few days ago. The situation was brought under control immediately. No such incident has taken place after that. I will meet the Governor again soon, and discuss the issue,” the Home Minister said.
Suresh Kumar said the Governor’s statement is far from truth. “It is surprising that the Governor has spoken against the Government, especially on the law and order situation, though the Home Minister has been meeting him every week.  It is not proper to say that some stray incidents apply to the entire State,” he added.
Speaking to reporters in Mysore, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah said, “The Governor has expressed serious concern that minorities are not protected in the State. The Government must take it seriously.”

JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy said the Governor has ‘spoken the truth’. “Minorities do not have any security in the State. The Governor has observed it, and warned the Government before the situation goes out of hand,” he added.
Senior advocate Prof Raviverma Kumar has welcomed the Governor’s statement. “It is the duty of the Governor to warn the Government whenever it errs. He has made the statement only after analysing all aspects. If the CM thinks that what the Governor has said is incorrect, let him place all facts before people,” he stated.

But former Advocate General R N Narasimah Murthy said it is not proper on the part of Governor to make a public statement like this. “The Governor should follow Rajadharma. He should not create a political atmosphere using his office. What the Governor has said might be true. But he should bring those things to the notice of the CM instead of making such statements.”

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