Perhaps hardening his stand, kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan on monday rejected the Left front government's explanation over moving the supreme court against caa without informing him and said it was 'unlawful'. Reportedly "No explanation can satisfy me", the governor told reporters here this evening, a day after making it clear that he would not remain a "mute spectator" as he sought a report from the pinarayi vijayan government.
Furthermore Khan's strongly-worded reaction came hours after state Chief Secretary tom Jose met him at the raj bhavan and explained the grounds under which the state government had filed a suit in the supreme court against the citizenship law. Further the Chief Secretary, in the brief meeting, was also understood to have informed the governor that the government had not willfully violated any rules, sources said.
Moreover, the governor, who was on his way to ayodhya, told reporters at the airport that no explanation of theirs (government) can satisfy him as what they did was "unlawful" and "not legally correct". He said "My view is that approval is needed. They have gone to the supreme court without informing me. That is an unlawful act... not legally correct. So no explanation can satisfy me". Also pointing out that as per legislative assembly rules, the assembly shall not discuss any matter not concerned with the state government, Khan said adding "you have violated rules and laws which you yourself framed".