Customary policy address: Governor omits criticism of Centre
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has omitted the portions containing criticism of Centre in his customary policy address at the commencement of the Kerala Assembly session today.
The Governor omitted the statements in the 5th page of the customary policy address.
However, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan responded that he did not notice the omission.
In his speech, the Governor completely avoided mentioning that the Centre intervenes even in local bodies by avoiding the state government and that it is overriding the spirit of cooperative federalism to intervene in the State's governance.
The policy address originally said that the state did not witness any communal riot though some communal organizations plotted riots.
However, the Governor in his policy address gave the statement a light tone by saying that the state did not witness any communal riot.
In his speech, the Governor said that the Centre's policies like GST and demonetization affected the State detrimentally. Though omissions were made in the policy address earlier also, the omission of serious criticism against the Centre is being discussed now.
The Opposition, which started protesting from the beginning of the Governor;s policy address, is not ready to respond on the omission issue till now.