CAA tussle: Will not remain a mute spectator, says Kerala governor | India News
“The Constitution has to be upheld and this is not a personal fight,” Khan, who arrived from Bengaluru, told reporters here on Sunday evening.
“I will not sit like a mute spectator … we will ensure that the rules and law are upheld,” he added.
Taking objection to the state government moving the Supreme Court against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) “without consulting” him, the governor has sought a report from the chief secretary.
Governor’s office has sought a report
+ from the chief secretary for not informing him about the state’s move to approach the apex court against the CAA,” a top source from Raj Bhavan told PTI on Sunday.
The LDF government had on January 13 moved the top court challenging the Act and had sought to declare it as ultra vires of the Constitution.
Attacking chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Khan had earlier said the public affairs and the business of the government cannot be run in accordance with the “whims of an individual or a political party” and everyone has to respect the rules.
Kerala was the first state to pass a resolution in the state assembly against the CAA and to knock on the doors of the top court, challenging the new law.
The Governor, who has made his displeasure known public, had told reporters in Delhi that as per Rules of Business Section 34(2) sub section 5, the state government should inform the Governor on matters that affect the relations between the state and the Centre.
However, the state has maintained that it had not violated any rules and no deliberate attempts had been made to challenge the authority of the Governor’s office.