Thiruvananthapuram: Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan, has come down heavily against the State government. The Governor has refused to sign the government’s ordinance aimed at separation of the wards before the Local Body Elections.
The Governor also said that the government’s move to go to the Supreme Court against CAA is a breach of protocol.
He said that under the Constitution, the government has the right to go court. However, the government needs to inform him as he is the constitutional head of the state. The Governor said that he came to know about the government’s decision from newspapers.
Governor Arif Mohammad Khan said, “This is breach of protocol and breach of courtesy. I will look into it whether the state govt can go to the SC without the approval of the Governor. If not the approval, they could have just informed me.”
The Governor added that he is not just a rubber stamp.