The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Remove Governor of Tamilnadu

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the action of Tamilnadu Governor, R. N. Ravi, dismissing Senthil Balaji from the state cabinet.

This is a totally unconstitutional act as the Governor has no right to appoint or remove ministers, except on the advice of the Chief Minister.

Shri Ravi has been taking a series of steps, which amounts to interference in the politics of the state and in the running of the state government.  The latest outrageous move to dismiss a minister, though kept in abeyance, makes it amply clear that he is not fit to hold the Constitutional post of Governor.

The President of India should recall him forthwith.