Kerala CM Vijayan writes to Prez, complains against Guv Khan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan accuses Arif Mohammed Khan of not fulfilling his duties, not signing several Bills, and violating protocol

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (pictured) has lodged a complaint with President Murmu against Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. (photo: National Herald archives)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (pictured) has lodged a complaint with President Murmu against Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. (photo: National Herald archives)
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The ongoing tiff between Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Thursday, 21 December took yet another turn with the former complaining to the President.

In a letter to President Murmu, CM Vijayan has said that Governor Khan was not doing his job and engaged in protocol violations.

Vijayan’s letter states that the "president should intervene as Khan is not doing his job as a governor".

According to sources Vijayan’s letter states that several Bills passed by the Kerala Legislative Assembly were not being signed by Khan.

Another complaint is that Khan has been violating protocol as was seen a few days back, when on his way to the airport here, he stopped his car and got out to take on the SFI protesters. Also at Kozhikode on Monday, Khan walked through the streets at the famed Sweet Street at Kozhikode.

Incidentally last week, CM Vijayan told the media that things were going from bad to worse with the way Khan was going about and they will have to approach those concerned.

Khan is yet to respond and later in the day he is leaving for Delhi and is expected to respond. The Governor has often said that he was answerable only to the President of India.

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Published: 21 Dec 2023, 11:42 AM
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