Thiruvananthapuram: The Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan, said that he has faced so much threat in his life and was assaulted on three occasions. Still he has not changed his views. His tough words came after he was targeted for taking a pro Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) publically.
The Governor told that it is his duty to see that the Kerala Legislative Assembly is functioning according to the constitution and that he would do it without fear. He added that he is the head of the state according to the constitution.
He said that not only does the Kerala Assembly but no other legislative assembly has the right to interfere in the CAA passed by the central government. This is violation of the limits of the authority of the state legislative. He also said that let the opposition gain power in the center and bring changes to the Act.
Governor Arif Mohammad Khan stressed that he welcomes everyone’s views. When the protesters raised placards at the History Congress event in Kannur University he had asked not to remove those and said that he welcomed their criticisms.
However, the Governor said that for a few days he has been encountering unhealthy criticism. Though he has welcomed his critics for discussion no one is willing to come for it. He also stressed that no one in Kerala is going to be affected by CAA.