Ramesh Chennithala calls for expulsion of Governor, calls him 'liability'
Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said that he will move a resolution in the Assembly calling for the central government to call back Kerala Governor. He said that he has already sent a notice to the Speaker seeking his permission in connection with this.
Speaking at a press conference in Kochi, Chennithala said that as per the ruling of former Speaker Varkkala Radhakrishnan in 1989, Assembly has the right to request President to expel the Governor.
He also said that the Governor should have approached the Speaker if he had any issues with the anti- CAA resolution that was passed in the Assembly. Ramesh Chennithala questioned the Governor’s action dismissing the resolution passed by Assembly as inappropriate.
This is the first time in Kerala’s history that the opposition has given a notice to the Speaker seeking for the removal of the Governor. Naming Governor Arif Mohammad Khan a liability to Kerala, the leader of opposition also alleged the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is scared of the Governor.