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Tiff between Guv, govt does not augur effectively for democracy: Kerala Minister

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Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21: A Kerala Minister on Wednesday mentioned that the continued tiff between Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and the state authorities doesn’t augur effectively for democracy.

The Minister, chatting with IANS on situation of anonymity, mentioned that the earlier the current standoff ends the higher it’s for the all and if it continues unabated, then it might effectively grow to be the order of the day even inflicting a severe dent to the Constitution.

Incidentally at the latest Kerala Assembly session, which ended early this month, 11 Bills had been handed and it consists of the one on Universities (Amendment) and one other one on Kerala Lokayukta. Khan then had categorically mentioned he is not going to signal the Lokayukta Bill and put a rider on different 9 Bills that he’ll signal provided that the involved minister briefs him.

“What has happened here can be attributed to a mix of factors, including egos, but this has to end quickly. By now things have reached dangerous levels and the latest news is the Governor according to a report in the media he will sign the nine Bills that were passed by the Kerala Assembly only after the Minister or the secretary comes and explains to him. This is unheard of, as the legislature is the body which formulates legislations and once it’s passed, that’s it,” mentioned the Minister.

“The Constitution is the backbone of democracy and things are very clearly laid down in it and all are duty bound to abide by it. Just imagine when the apex court gives its final orders in a case, it becomes binding and if it’s not abided, just imagine what the consequences will be. Likewise when the legislature passes a Bill, the Governor has to do his job. If by any chance there are areas where some might think it is not right, the people can take action, at the time when they go to the polling booths the next time,” added the Minister.

Khan later within the day is leaving for a visit and is predicted to be again within the first week of subsequent month.

On Monday Khan held a full-fledged press convention which ended after almost two hours throughout which he went hammer and tongs in opposition to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Meanwhile, the most recent information is Khan has signed 5 Bills out of the 9 which he had mentioned he’ll signal after the Minister or the involved secretary briefs him.

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