Reasons for rejecting Bills explained, no bias: Governor

Update: 2023-08-01 19:53 GMT

 HYDERABAD: Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday said she cannot be accused of acting in a biased manner with respect to the three Bills that were returned to the Telangana government by her office.  

Dr Soundararajan’s comments came a day after minister K.T. Rama Rao, in a media briefing, shared that the BRS government has decided to reintroduce the three Bills and pass them again. Rama Rao had said that once the legislature passes the Bills for the second time, the Governor cannot hold them back and will have to approve them.

“Every Bill had a reason for returning. I have clearly mentioned the clarifications and given explanations about the reasons for returning the Bills. The explanations should be tabled in the Assembly so the reasons for rejecting the Bills are known. I am well aware of the situation in Telangana,” the Governor told reporters at the Raj Bhavan.

The Bills that were sent back by the Raj Bhavan are the Telangana Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Bill, the Azamabad Industrial Area (Termination and Regulation of Leases) (Amendment) Bill, and the Telangana Public Employment (Regulation of Age of Superannuation) (Amendment) Bill.


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