New TN Governor vows to adhere to Constitution



New Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said on Friday after taking charge that he will strictly go by Constitutional provisions while discharging his duties and promised there will be no "political considerations" in his decisions.

"I have decided that all my decisions will be in accordance with the Constitutional provisions. In all the decisions which I may take there will be no political considerations," he told reporters after being sworn in as Governor.

He said there would be "total transparency" in his decisions, which he added would be based on "merit".

The DMK leader and the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, M.K. Stalin, hoped that Purohit won't commit the "mistakes" his predecessor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao did.

"The new Governor has said he will follow law, integrity and Constitution and brook no political interference. We also hope he will not commit the mistakes of his predecessor," he told reporters.

The DMK, its allies and the T.T.V. Dinakaran faction of the AIADMK have been critical of the previous Governor for not conceding to their demand for an immediate floor test for the AIADMK government to prove its majority in the Assembly after a split in the ruling party. - IANS