Raj Bhavan demanded govt vehicles for governor’s guests, reveals letter

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Raj Bhavan has written to the government requesting to spare 3 Innova cars with drivers from the tourism department for governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s guests. A copy of this letter has surfaced now.

Devendra Kumar Dhodawat, principal secretary to the governor had written this letter to general administration secretary KR Jyothilal. In the letter, the governor’s principal secretary demanded to spare three cars and drivers for a period of six months.

Earlier, the governor’s letter seeking regularisation of contract workers in Raj Bhavan also came out. Following this, Raj Bhavan has come up with an explanation and claimed that the governor had sought for regularisation of contract workers who are in service for 10 years.

A few days after this row, another letter from Raj Bhavan surfaced.

The letter was sent from Raj Bhavan on September 23, 2021. In the letter, the Raj Bhavan official asked the government to spare three cars from the tourism department for the governor’s guests. The letter also noted that more vehicles and drivers will be needed as more guests are expected in Raj Bhavan from October 10, 2021 to March 2022.

A huge number of government vehicles including the governor’s official car and escort vehicles are already in service at Raj Bhavan. Despite this, the Raj Bhavan wrote to the government demanding three more vehicles.

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