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Congress leader accuses BJP of using governors as 'karyakartas'

Congress leader accuses BJP of using governors as karyakartas

New Delhi: The Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday accused the BJP of using governors as "karyakartas" (party workers) and claimed that the "brazen overstepping of the Constitution" by a few of them recently has tarnished the federal structure of Indian polity. This comes amid a dispute between the DMK-led government and Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi.

Ravi and the state administration engaged in a heated argument in the Assembly, where Chief Minister M. K. Stalin, who is also the head of the governing DMK, led a resolution protesting the Governor's deviation from his traditional address to the house.

Following the face-off, the governor staged an unprecedented walkout from the assembly.

"BJP's deliberate design to denigrate the Constitutional office of Governors by using them as 'karyakartas', in states ruled by the opposition is an assault on Democracy. Brazen overstepping of the Constitution by a few Governors recently has sullied the federal structure of our polity," Kharge said in a tweet.

"Governors have to function within the framework of the Constitution and cannot insult the Legislature of which they are a part of. But they are being manipulated by their Delhi masters to create social and political unrest in states ruled by parties other than BJP which is dangerous," the Congress president alleged.

With PTI inputs

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