India as a nation was formed not on the basis of religion but based on cultural and civilisational unity, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has said.
The move by the firebrand leader had an almost immediate impact.
When UDF leaders resorted to sloganeering, Khan urged them to let him perform his Constitutional duty.
Notable among his remarks was the charge that central agencies were overstepping their constitutional brief and hampering development in the state.
'New laws hurt farmers': Governor reads Kerala's resolution against Centres' agri policies in assembly
The Kerala government's policy read out by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan was also critical of Centre for compromising federalism in the country.
Ten minutes into Governor Arif Mohammed Khan's address, UDF MLAs staged a walkout and boycotted the policy address.
What makes the customary address interesting is the inclusion of the state’s stand against the controversial farm laws enacted by the union government.
In an interview with The New Indian Express, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan said the government should voice opinions in a manner that builds consensus and does not provoke conflict.
I am writing this letter not to rebut what you have written in your piece in the New Indian Express today that is on 27.12.2020.
Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has said he had no grudge against the state government.
The session on Thursday is expected to pass a resolution against the new farm laws enacted by the Centre
Arif Mohammed Khan must be the most frustrated politician in India today.
The file in this regard is expected to be signed soon.
Earlier, Khan had turned down the proposal of the government, stating that no exigency warranted an emergency one-day session of the Assembly to 'discuss' the Centre's farm laws
In his letter to the governor, the CM Vijayan had said that Arif Mohammed Khan’s decision was contrary to the constitutional scheme.