CPI(M) Politburo member MA Baby has criticized Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, stating that Governor’s action in denying permission to the legislature would create a false tradition. While interacting with a media house in Kerala, Baby said that the Governor’s position is becoming that of a central agent who is obstructing legislature.
He went on to add that it is just because of the government’s patience that the dispute didn’t exacerbate. "Even if the Governor has to eat, the food grains must come from other states," he said.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Agriculture Minister VS Sunil Kumar said that the state government does not wish to clash with the Governor in connection with the convening of a special Assembly session. Kumar has said that the government has informed Khan that there is no need of conducting another round of meetings. Kumar said that an amicable resolution is expected from the Governor. "The government has informed their stance to the Governor and are hoping for a positive reply on conducting the special Assembly session," Kumar said.
However, Kumar said that the Centre does not have to interfere in this matter as it is not a stand-off between the state and the central government.
Meanwhile, there were speculations that the Governor will soon give his consent to convene the special Assembly meeting. Earlier, Ministers Kumar and AK Balan had met the Governor.