Thiruvananthapuram: As the dispute over the VC issue continues, the Chief Minister severely criticized Governor Arif Mohammad Khan. Not signing the bills passed by the assembly is against the constitutional values. The chief minister accused that it is an insult to the elected assembly. Pinarayi asked who the governor was to take the decision alone.
The governor used to say that the state government is my government. But when he gets a chance, why does everyone underestimate the government and insult the ministers. The move to change the VCs is to satisfy someone else. He works for some particular political party. He added that no one has the authority to order the resignation of the VCs.
The aim is to destroy the autonomy of universities. The move is not only against the government but also against Kerala. An attempt is being made to turn the universities into fertile ground for the Sangh Parivar. The Leader of the Opposition supports this. But the League became a distinct voice by realizing the danger of this.
Everyone should understand that power was not obtained through democracy. There is no nominated system above the government. The position of chancellor is given by the democratic system and can be taken back at any time.
In all the 9 universities the Governor is the appointing authority. The Chief Minister asked if the Governor was primarily responsible for violations of the law and then there is no need for the resignation of VCs. The Governor of Kerala shows unusual moves in the affairs of the state. The chief minister accused him of using non-existing powers.