Speaker Kerala on the tensions over the government’s order for the removal of the governor | Tech Reddy
Amid the ongoing fight between Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government over the ordinance regarding the removal of the state governor from the post of state university chancellor, the president of the State Assemblyman AN Shamseer said the issue will be resolved “amicably”. .
Speaking to the media on Saturday, the Assembly Speaker said, “Things will be done as per the agenda prepared in the Kerala Assembly session to be held from December 5.” The issues between the Governor and the Kerala government will be resolved amicably, the Speaker added.
Earlier, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government sent an ordinance to Rajbhavan for the removal of Governor Arif Mohammed Khan from the post of state university chancellor.
It was later confirmed by the Kerala Raj Bhavan that it has received the ordinance to remove the governor from the post of chancellor in various universities.
On November 9, the Kerala Cabinet took the decision to introduce an ordinance to remove Governor Arif Mohammed Khan from the post of chancellor.
The state Cabinet is planning to bring an expert in place of the chancellor.
The decision of the Cabinet came after the governor asked for the resignation of the vice-chancellors of all the nine universities in the state.
According to an order issued by the Governor of Kerala, Vice-Chancellors of Kerala University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kannur University, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, University Sree Sankaracharya of Sanskrit, University of Calicut and Thunachath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University were asked to resign from their posts.
Later, the Vice Chancellors of nine universities moved the High Court to challenge the Governor’s order to submit their resignations.
The governor had also appointed Ciza Thomas as the in-charge Vice Chancellor of the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) in Thiruvananthapuram.
Meanwhile, the Vijayan government had asked the High Court to stay the appointment ordered by Kerala Governor Arif Muhammad Khan, chancellor of the state university. However, the court refused to sign the appointment.
In early October, the Supreme Court dismissed Rajasree MS from the post of Vice Chancellor citing violation of UGC norms.
(With inputs from ANI)