Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: Sabu Scaria|Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: After the meeting with Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Law Minister A. K. Balan and Agriculture Minister V. S. Sunil Kumar expressed hope that permission will be granted for the special Assembly session.
“We will inform the Chief Minister the details of the meeting with the Governor. After that, Arif Mohammed Khan will be informed about matters. We hope that the Governor will take a logical decision,” the ministers told the media.
There was a very positive approach from the Governor. He will think about the Assembly session on December 31. Further action will be taken after considering what the Governor said. The Governor will not take any action that will hinder the government’s activities, Law Minister A. K. Balan said.
Law Minister A. K. Balan and Agriculture Minister V. S. Sunil Kumar met Governor Arif Mohammed Khan to request him to grant permission for the special Assembly session. The meeting started at 12.30 pm.
Earlier, the Governor had rejected permission for the special Assembly session on December 23 to pass a motion against the new farm laws introduced by the central government.
The government decided to convene the Assembly on December 31 and sent a recommendation to the Governor in this regard. Arif Mohammed Khan is yet to decide on this. The ministers are meeting the Governor to urge him to grant permission to convene the Assembly session.
The Governor said that there was no emergency situation to convene the Assembly and denied permission for the same on December 23. The Governor granted permission for the Budget session on January 8. Arif Mohammed Khan is of the opinion that the government can wait for a few more days.
If there was an emergency situation, the government could have sought permission for the special Assembly session before the Budget session and it would have been permitted, the Raj Bhavan said.