News Reading Practice #24

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GOVERNORS DELAYING CRUCIAL BILLS A MATTER OF CONCERN, SAYS SC

CJI asks why govts, should be made to approach the court for Governors to act; he adds matters must be sorted out between them and the CMS

Krishnadas Rajagopal
NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed acute displeasure at Governors holding back key Bills, especially in non-BJP-ruled States such as Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Telangana, until State governments approach the top court for judicial intervention.

"This is a serious issue we should look into... Why should parties be made to approach the Supreme Court for the Governors to act. We are a democracy in operation since the birth of the Constitution. These are matters to be sorted out between the Governors and Chief Ministers. We will ensure that the Constitution is complied with," Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, heading a three-judge Bench, observed.

'Do soul-searching'
The Chief Justice said it was time everybody, including Governors and Chief Ministers, did "a little bit of soul-searching".

"The Governors should not be oblivious of the fact that they are not elected by the people," he noted.

The Bench was hearing a petition filed by the Punjab government accusing the Governor of sitting on seven key Bills related to subjects including fiscal State-affiliated colleges.

The Governors should not be oblivious of the fact that they are not elected by the people.
D.Y. CHANDRACHUD
Chief Justice of India
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Crucial - നിര്‍ണ്ണായകമായ

Matter of concern - ആശങ്കയുള്ള കാര്യം

Oblivious – മറവിയുളള, വിസ്‌മൃതിയുള്ള (oblivion - വിസ്‌മൃതി)

Express - പ്രകടിപ്പിക്കുക

Acute - തീക്ഷണമായ, അതിയായ

Displeasure - അസന്തുഷ്ടി, നീരസം, തൃപ്തിക്കുറവ്.

Hold back - തടഞ്ഞുവെയ്ക്കുക

Judicial intervention - കോടതി ഇടപെടല്‍

Look into – പരിശോധിക്കുക, നോക്കി മനസ്സിലാക്കുക

Be made to - ചെയ്യാന്‍ പ്രേരിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുക (to be forced to do something)

Sort out - പരിഹരിക്കുക, ശരിയാക്കുക

Ensure – ഉറപ്പുവരുത്തുക

Comply – അനുസരിക്കുക, അനുസരിച്ച്‌ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുക

Observed – നിരീക്ഷിച്ചു

Soul-searching - ആത്മപരിശോധന

Fiscal - നികുതി സംബന്ധിയായ

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