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BJP stands to benefit with Purohit as TN governor: Experts

Purohit’s appointment reflects that BJP is aggressively trying to make inroads in Tamil Nadu, said an expert

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Shivani Chaturvedi | October 3, 2017 | Chennai


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Banwari Lal Purohit,  governor, Tamil Nadu (Wikipedia CC)
Banwari Lal Purohit, governor, Tamil Nadu (Wikipedia CC)

The appointment of senior BJP leader Banwari Lal Purohit as governor of Tamil Nadu is being seen by experts as a BJP strategy to retain an edge in the state politics.

The state, which has been facing political turmoil, has got a full time governor after more than a year. K Rosaiah retired as Tamil Nadu governor on August 31, 2016. After Rosaiah’s retirement, Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao was given the additional charge of Tamil Nadu. However, there was growing demand from the opposition parties in the state for a full time governor.
 
BJP is completely maneuvering the state’s politics, says A Marx, writer and activist. 
 
“I don’t think the appointment of the new governor is going to bring much relief to the state, which is hit by crises. Purohit’s appointment reflects that BJP is aggressively trying to make inroads. Whether it was Cauvery issue or NEET, BJP at the centre has antagonised people in the state. People do not see BJP as an alternative to both AIADMK and DMK. In such a situation, there is no hope to electorally gain so they brought a governor who is a hardcore RSS,” adds Marx.   
 
Political observer Ramu Manivannan says having a full time governor makes a difference. 
 
He adds that changing of governor should not mean that all that has happened in the state should not be debated, discussed or explored by legal means. Changing of the governor does not mean that whatever has been done by previous governor should stand buried, he says.
 Manivannan adds that Purohit is the right man in the right spot for the BJP and not for Tamil Nadu.
 
 The timing of Purohit’s appointment is however significant as it comes ahead of the Madras high court hearing a case against disqualification of 18 MLAs owing allegiance to rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran.
 

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