How India views the rise of Rishi Sunak, story of two Governors and extra | Political Line

That is the newest version of the Political Line e-newsletter curated by Varghese Okay. George

That is the newest version of the Political Line e-newsletter curated by Varghese Okay. George

(The Political Line e-newsletter is India’s political panorama defined each week by Varghese Okay. George, senior editor at The Hindu . You’ll be able to subscribe right here to get the e-newsletter in your inbox each Friday.)

Not less than 4 discernible views have emerged on the elevation of Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister of the U.Okay., signifying the divergence inside India on the query of minority rights in a democracy, as I argue on this piece, attempting to make sense of the responses of Shashi Tharoor, Mehbooba Mufti, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Mayawati. 

Overactive Governors upset States 

Governors act as a key hyperlink between the Centre and State governments. Within the present time of huge political and cultural transformation in India, the position of the Governor is especially necessary. Two Governors, R.N. Ravi in Tamil Nadu and Arif Mohammad Khan in Kerala, are within the information all the time. Mr. Khan is locked in a chronic battle with the Left Democratic Entrance authorities in Kerala, on questions of governance and his personal position in it. Mr. Ravi appears extra all for countering the cultural politics of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is in energy within the State. Not too long ago, Mr. Ravi mentioned that the connection between Kashi and Tamil Nadu has existed for hundreds of years. “This notion of India, created by the foreigners has eclipsed the very concept of Bharat. The connection between Kashi and the individuals of this land – Tamil Nadu – is hundreds of years previous. Everyone knows that Lord Rama…how he worshipped Lord Shiva at Rameswaram…we all know the story,” he mentioned at an occasion to kick off a brand new initiative by the Centre to attach Tamils with Kashi, or Varanasi, within the Hindi heartland. As a part of the programme, a complete of two,500 individuals divided into 12 teams can be travelling to Varanasi by prepare this month. 

Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi

Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi

The DMK has now launched a marketing campaign to take away Mr. Ravi from workplace. Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha belonging to the ruling DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance have signed a memorandum to be submitted to the President of India in search of his removing.

Opening a brand new entrance in opposition to the ruling LDF in Kerala, Mr. Khan has declared that he’s withdrawing his pleasure so far as Finance Minister Okay.N. Balagopal is worried. The Governor desires the CM to sack the Finance Minister. Our editorial factors out that “the well mannered phrase within the Structure that applies the doctrine of delight to a Minister’s tenure is nothing greater than a reference to the need of the Chief Minister on the continuance or dismissal of a member of his ministerial Council.”

In the meantime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a go to to TN CM and DMK chief M. Okay. Stalin in Chennai. She was in Tamil Nadu to attend a household perform of Manipur Governor L. Ganesan, who can be in command of West Bengal. Ms. Banerjee has piped down her relentless assault on the BJP and the Centre of late. She is cornered by rip-off investigations, tussles inside her occasion and her botched makes an attempt to increase her political operations nationally. She’s discovering new virtues within the BJP!

Dravidian brotherhood 

Dravidar Kazhagam president Okay. Veeramani on Tuesday referred to as upon the ruling DMK and the Opposition AIADMK to stay vigilant and defeat what he referred to as the BJP’s design to transform “Tamil Nadu, the land of the Dravidian Motion, into an Aryan land”.

Gujarat, Arvind Kejriwal be part of the BJP push for uniform civil code 

The Gujarat authorities introduced a plan to represent a committee to judge all elements of implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), just like the transfer by Uttarakhand, one other BJP-ruled State.

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenged the BJP to push for UCC throughout the nation.

Khasi protests 

The Save Hynniewtrep Mission launched in Shillong defying prohibitory orders 

The Save Hynniewtrep Mission launched in Shillong defying prohibitory orders 

Khasi teams are demanding the implementation of Internal-Line Allow (ILP), a British-era system that requires Indians from elsewhere to own a journey doc earlier than coming into a specified space, the eviction of the Mazhabi Sikhs and different Dalits from Shillong’s Harijan Colony and the inclusion of the Khasi language within the Eighth Schedule of the Structure.

Stateless Tamils and CAA 

The Union Authorities will probably be making its case earlier than the Supreme Courtroom to increase citizenship to Indian-origin individuals from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh underneath the Citizenship (Modification) Act, 2019, as listening to begins on December 6. This piece discusses the plight of Indian-origin Tamils – 29,500 of them presently dwell in India as stateless individuals.

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