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Power of appointing and removing Ministers lies with the CM, says C.V. Wigneswaran

Power of appointing and removing Ministers lies with the CM, says C.V. Wigneswaran

While saying that, the Chief Ministers have the power to appoint or remove the Provincial ministers, Northern CM has pointed out that, if it is said that the said power lies with Governor the question of what happened to power devolution will rise.

If the power to appoint Provincial Ministers lies with the Governor, it amounts to, Central Government could appoint the Provincial Ministers through the Governor.

126th Sitting of the NPC was held yesterday and the CM offered this discourse there when a question was raised regarding P.Deneeswaran.

Judgment could delivered in such matters is given only to Supreme Court Judges, by section 125 of the Constitution.

The provisions of the section 154 C (5) of the Constitution clearly say that the governor may appoint a Provincial Minister on recommendation from CM.

Further,  the matter is in the Court and it is not proper to hold debates on this matter in this council he said.


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