Chennithala raises 6 questions to govt over ongoing feud with governor

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Ramesh Chennithala | Photo: Sreejith P Raj|Mathrubhumi

Kollam: Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Friday raised six questions in connection with the ongoing dispute between Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and the state government. While speaking to the media, Ramesh Chennithala urged the governor to open up about matters concerning the state government.

“The governor recently told media about his disputes with the state government. He asserted that he shared only a few matters concerning the government and had disagreements on several matters that could tarnish the image of this country,“ Ramesh Chennithala said.

Citing this, the former opposition leader claimed that the governor's revelation shows that only a tip of the iceberg has surfaced and that more details are yet to be clarified.

At the same time, he also demanded clarifications over six questions that he raised.

1. Did the Governor, who is also the Chancellor, direct the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kerala to take steps to award the Honorary D.Litt to the President of India? If yes, when was that?

2. Did the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kerala reject this proposal following the intervention of the government?

3. Did the Vice Chancellor seek the opinion of the government instead of asking the syndicate to consider the recommendation from the governor? If so, by which law?

4. Does the government have the right to intervene in a matter relating to granting of D.Litt?

5. Had the Vice Chancellor of Kalady Sanskrit University, who resigned last month, submitted to the Governor a recommendation for granting honorary D.Litt to three persons? If so, when was the list submitted? Whose names were on the list?

6. Is the University know the reasons why this list has not yet received the Governor's Assent?

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