Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: Sabu Scaria/ Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Amid the ongoing tussle between the Kerala government and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, the state government is planning to temporarily postpone the governor's policy address. The cabinet has recommended the Governor to convene the seventh assembly session from December 5.
If the session is extended to next year, then the policy address can be dropped temporarily. However, a decision in this regard will be taken after evaluating the political atmosphere during the assembly.
Meanwhile, the government is also exploring the scope of presenting a full budget this session. As per constitution, the governor is vested with the power to convene and adjourn legislative assembly sessions on the recommendation of the cabinet.
The government will also bring in a bill to remove the governor as the chancellor of the universities in the state. Although an ordinance was also promulgated in this regard, Arif Mohammed Khan refused to give assent to it.
The ordinance is no longer relevant as the government is planning to convene the next assembly session.