Kerala : Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan refused to sign the Ordinance intended to remove him from the position of the Chancellorship of all state universities. He had made his stand clear – “I won’t sign an ordinance which affects him because it won’t be right”. He would instead send it to Delhi for the President’s consideration. But, now he has got a day a bright legal reason to send it back to the Government; that is, the Assembly session has been convened for December 5.
The latest development is significant due to the ongoing tussle between the Governor and Pinarayi Vijayan, CM and CPM supremo. Governor has been upholding a principled stand concerning nepotism, corruption, violence, etc., ruling the roost.
Since Governor sent the Ordinance back, the option left with Government is to introduce a bill in the assembly in this regard. The account will undoubtedly be passed in light of the opposition’s low numbers in the community. Governor will send it to Rashtrapathi Bhavan; hence fate will be determined there.
Governor once again proved that he means business, no compromise on core issues.