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Tamil Nadu Governor Walks Out of Assembly Amid Tussle With State Gov't

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Tamil Nadu governor - Sputnik India, 1920, 09.01.2023
The conflict broke out after the governor suggested an alternative name should be used for the state.
Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi abandoned the legislative assembly on Monday after the state government moved a resolution to scrap his speech from the official record.
In his controversial speech, Ravi suggested 'Tamizhagam' would be a more appropriate name for the state rather than the current 'Tamil Nadu'.

As per common understanding, the word Nadu means lands, sometimes also interpreted as a nation-state. Tamizgham, on the other hand, means a region inhabited by the Tamils.

Following protests over his speech, which varied significantly from the official text he was supposed to read, the state assembly adopted a resolution that only the text of the governor's original speech prepared by the state government and translated by the speaker would be included in the record. All ad-lib from Ravi, including his remarks about the state's name, would be removed.
To protest the resolution, Ravi walked out of the assembly before proceedings ended, skipping the national anthem.
While passing the resolution, state chief M.K. Stalin argued that the governor's speech was "against Assembly traditions."
Likewise, Congress Party lawmaker Karti P. Chidambaram called for the removal of the governor, calling his position "untenable".