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Universities in Kerala are smooth targets: Guv Arif Mohammed Khan

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Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1: After a lull, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan once more on Thursday attacked Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala authorities, saying that universities in Kerala are smooth targets.

“What a shame, universities in Kerala are soft targets, where appointments of relatives and party cadres are being done. Just look at Kannur vice-chancellor (Gopinath Raveendran), in the past six months the Kerala High Court on three occasions have ruled against him. He looks like a habitual offender, as instructions go from the Chief Minister’s office,” mentioned Khan.

The relations between Governor Khan and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have gone from unhealthy to worse in previous couple of months.

The two have been at loggerheads ever since Khan objected to the manoeuvrs of Vijayan and his workplace over appointments to numerous posts in universities in Kerala.

“Just look, the state government spent Rs 45 lakh to get a legal opinion and what did they do with the opinion. A state like Kerala which is in huge debt is spending so much,” added Khan.

On the longer term plans, Khan mentioned his job is to carry again respectability of universities in Kerala and to see that college students from the state needn’t should exit to review.

“As soon as the Kerala High Court disposes of the petition with regards to the Vice-chancellors, steps would begin to appoint the new VCs. My job is that of only a supervisory role and the VCs will be running the show with no interference from the executive,” added Khan.

Universities in Kerala are smooth targets: Guv Arif Mohammed Khan IANS 02 December 2022 Post Your Comments

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