DMK MP & Senior Advocate P. Wilson writes to Rajya Sabha for discussing Online Gaming Bill

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Member of Parliament (MP) Puspanathan Wilson has written to the Rajya Sabha House along with the former Cabinet Minister and fellow MP T.R. Baalu regarding serious discussions over the Online Gaming Bill, which Governor RN Ravi recently returned without making an assent.

Wilson sent the notice under Rule 267 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Rajya Sabha in order to discuss the urgent matter of returning of bill The Tamil Nadu Prohibition of online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill 2022, by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, and the consequences thereof. Notably, the meeting took place in the session at 9 A.M. on Tuesday, March 14.

He further went on to explain how the Governor withholding his assent have led to 44 deaths among which many students are also present in Tamil Nadu and ruined several families. The Governor kept the bill for 142 days without giving his assent and sent it back without giving proper and sound reasoning.

The bill was formed by an expert committee that include retired Justice K. Chandru. Wilson wrote that the governor has assumed the position of the constitutional court, which violates Article 50 of the constitution and will set a bad example for upcoming Governors.

Wilson then wrote for the permission to move the motion in order to discuss the roles of Governors. T.R Baalu have also written the letter along the similar lines.

Baalu wrote that the Governor have wrongly assumed that the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly lacks the proper authority to pass bill which has cause more than 40 deaths in the state.