Will ensure transparency: New Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit

During a courtesy meet after his swearing-in, the governor assured a clean and transparent administration in the State.

Published: 07th October 2017 07:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2017 07:11 AM   |  A+A-

Governor Banwarilal Purohit interacting with CJ Indira Banerjee after he was sworn-in, on Friday. Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami is also seen | d sampath kumar

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Banwarilal Purohit, who took charge as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu on Friday promised a clean and transparent administration. During a courtesy meet with the media after his swearing-in, he said that being the first day in office, he had nothing much to say but assured, “Will see to it that there is a clean and transparent administration in the State.”

The Governor also said “All the decisions which I am going to take, small or big, there will be no political consideration and will be on merit only because Raj Bhavan is above politics. My decisions will be guided by the Constitution and I will protect it at all costs. Everyone can be rest assured.” Purohit also said he would wholeheartedly support the government for development activities and promised to ensure that more funds were provided to Tamil Nadu.

Earlier, Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan read out the warrant of appointment from President Ram Nath Kovind. Later, the Chief Justice of Madras HC Indira Banerjee administered the oath of office to Purohit.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami introduced his cabinet colleagues to the Governor. Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha M Thambidurai, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal, judges of the Madras High Court, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, Leader of Opposition, M K Stalin, DGP T K Rajendran, Chennai Police Commissioner, A K Viswanathan, officials, BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan, MP L Ganesan, actor Suhasini and many others took part in the swearing-in ceremony.
Protocol violated, says Stalin

DMK working president M K Stalin on Friday said protocol was violated during the swearing-in ceremony of the Governor. Talking to mediapersons, Stalin said after the Chief Minister, ministers and government whip, he, as Leader of the Opposition should have been called to greet the new Governor. “When we tried to go to the dais, an official prevented us saying only after the judges had greeted the Governor, Leader of Opposition can greet him.

I argued that if that was so, ministers should have greeted the Governor only after the judges. After this, we were allowed to meet the Governor. So, protocol was violated at the function.” Meanwhile, E R Easwaran, general secretary, Kongu Nadu Makkal Desiya Katchi, charged that Stalin was insulted at the swearing-in ceremony and condemned the alleged incident.


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