CM-Governor war reaches new heights as Vijayan govt calls special Assembly session

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (File photo)

Thiruvananthapuram: The war of words between Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has already reached unprecedented levels, and a new showdown loomed as the LDF government on Wednesday called for a special Assembly session from December 5.

As per the rules, the Cabinet decides the dates and sends it to the Governor for the final clearance and the highlight is they are bringing out a new Bill, which will see easing out the Governor as the Chancellor of Universities.

Consequent to the call for a new session, the Ordinance that was sent to Khan last week on the same topic of removing the Governor as the Chancellor stands negated.

The relation between Khan and Vijayan in particular has been souring for the past few months and the contentious issue was over the way the state Universities are being run.

Khan came out strongly in the way the Kannur Vice Chancellor was given an extension and he wielded the axe owhen he booted out 15 nominated Senate members of the Kerala University after they failed to adhere to his directive.

That case is presently before the Kerala High Court and also is the case where he, based on an apex court order, asked 10 VCs in the state to resign.

Vijayan has been peeved in the way Khan has been acting but the latter said he has nothing personal against anyone and all he wishes is to ensure that things go according to the guidelines of the UGC.

And to show the displeasure against Khan, the CPI-M-led Left staged a protest before the official residence of Khan on Tuesday, but ensuring not to ruffle him further, neither Vijayan or his cabinet ministers took part.

Khan went on record to say that all have the right to protest, but he will not succumb to pressure.

Now all eyes are on the upcoming session and the proposed Bill which is going to be passed even as the Congress-led opposition has made it clear that they will strongly oppose the Bill.

-IANS

Communal rift highest in India during height of Covid pandemic: US think-tank

Islamophobic hashtags like #CoronaJihad circulated widely on social media, seeking to blame Muslims for the virus India recorded the highest rate of social tensions along religious lines in the 2020...

All-party meet to discuss inclusion of Maharashtra villages in Karnataka

Bengaluru/New Delhi: Amid the border row, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that he would call an all-party meeting to discuss inclusion of villages from Maharashtra in the state....

Kerala police attacked over Adani port protest, cases filed against 3,000

The protesters say the port's development had caused coastal erosion and deprived them of their livelihoods For the last three months construction work had stopped as protestors, said to be...

Ruckus in Bengal Assembly as Speaker dismisses adjournment motion on teachers’ scam

Kolkata: A major ruckus broke out in West Bengal Assembly on Monday afternoon after Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay refused to admit an adjournment motion brought by Opposition BJP legislators seeking discussions on...

Sharmila’s arrest, attack on convoy trigger tension

Hyderabad: Attack on YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) leader Y. S. Sharmila's convoy allegedly by the supporters of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and her subsequent arrest by the police triggered tension...

UP CM Yogi compares Shivpal Yadav to a pendulum

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) leader Shivpal Yadav's condition has become like that of a pendulum that moves form...

More emotions at play than politics in UP by-elections

Lucknow: There is more of emotion than politics in the upcoming by-elections to two Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seats. The campaign revolves around emotional bonds, betrayal and promises instead...

Giriraj Singh: Disenfranchise those who don’t abide by population control norms

New Delhi: Union Minister Giriraj Singh has advocated for enacting stringent population control laws. He said that voting rights should be taken away from those found violating the laws. Singh told...

Gehlot, Pilot are assets of Congress, says Rahul Gandhi

Bhopal: Reacting to the escalating rift between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that both leaders were assets to the party. He made this...

Man makes ‘doctored’ video of pro-Pakistan slogan during Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress seeks action

BJP’s propaganda machinery which is known to disseminate hate against Muslims has yet come to fore on Monday the saffron party’s IT cell head Amit Malviya posted a video purportedly...

‘Shah’s taught a lesson remarks implied people had taken law into their hands…EC should act’ 

Former bureaucrat, activist demand a probe and necessary punishment in the matter Home minister’s statement was “in violation of section 153A of the IPC 'Several incumbents of the office of...

Paramilitary jawan on Gujarat poll duty shoots 2 colleagues dead

 In a bizarre incident, two paramilitary personnel were shot dead and two others were injured by one of their colleagues in the Porbandar district of Gujarat. The men were not...

Read Previous

Students made to dance to Azan in sports meet, Hindu outfits protest in K’taka

Read Next

Wearing masks not mandatory anymore in flights in India

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com