Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: PTI
New Delhi: The state government is planning to approach the Supreme Court against Governor Arif Mohammed Khan for not taking further action in the bills passed by the state assembly.
The government has reportedly sought legal advice from senior advocate Fali S Nariman in this regard.
In addition, the government also held talks with former attorney general KK Venugopal regarding the legal ways to defend the governor’s action to sack vice chancellors.
According to reports, the government is planning to approach the court against the governor not granting assent to the controversial Lok Ayukta, University bills. As per the government, the governor’s action is against the legal framework.
Article 200 of the constitution deals with the powers of the governor with regard to the bills passed by the state legislature and other powers such as reserving the bill for the President’s consideration.
A bill, passed by the legislature, becomes an act only after it receives the assent of the governor. However, the article does not describe a definite timeframe to accord assent.
Meanwhile, the Kerala government is also planning to promulgate an ordinance or a bill to remove the governor from the post of chancellor.