There is no pressure, Constitution is Supreme: Raj Governor Kalraj Mishra
NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing rage in Rajasthan, Governor Kalraj Mishra dismissed the allegations of working under pressure. He said that the constitution was paramount for him. He also asked the Gehlot government on Thursday to make every effort to prevent corona in the state and concentrate on development works.
Governor Kalraj Mishra said in an interview that he directed the state government to always follow the constitutional provisions to send a request to call the assembly session.
Constitution is paramount:
He had agreed to the Rajasthan cabinet’s proposal to convene the assembly session on Wednesday from 14 August. Mishra had earlier rejected three proposals of the state government in this regard. He had asked the state cabinet to fulfill the mandatory 21 days prior notice to call the session. When asked about the allegations of Congress, he said that constitution is paramount for the Governor. There is no pressure on me.
Mishra expressed regret over the sit-in protest by Congress MLAs at Raj Bhavan and said that such behavior against someone sitting on constitutional post is not appropriate.
Few days ago, While on the one hand CM Ashok Gehlot wants to call the assembly session on 31 July, on the other hand, the Governor has rejected his proposal. The Governor says that so far the questions asked by him have not been answered. It is being told that first the state government will have to provide the information sought by the Raj Bhavan. Only then will the process of calling the assembly session be able to proceed.
After this order Ashok Gehlot was not in good mood. He did a phone call to PM Modi for discussing this matter. ‘I spoke with the Prime Minister yesterday and told him about the behaviour of the Governor. I spoke with him regarding the letter I had written to him seven days back,’ said Gehlot.