Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan calls Governor's criticism baseless
Thiruvananthapuram: Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan opined that Governor Arif Mohammad Khan’s criticism of the resolution against CAA passed in the Kerala Assembly is baseless.
The Speaker said that nowhere in the constitution it is mentioned that state Assemblies do not have the power to pass resolutions. Indian constitution has allocated their respective powers and rights to the parliament and the states, along with the power to exercise them. So nothing unconstitutional has happened here, the speaker said.
The speaker also said that Articles 14 and 15 of the Indian constitution were blatantly breached. The Assembly tried to point out this breach. State governments and Assemblies have the responsibility to inform the Central government about this.
“The Assembly has its own privileges, so speeches and other activities that happen inside the Assembly will be protected. It is illogical to approach the Parliament for violation of rights over the decisions taken inside the Assembly,” he added.
He further said that in any case the Speaker, who gave the approval for presenting the resolution, the opposition leader, who spoke in connection with the matter, other leaders, who agreed with the resolution, are responsible for the resolution along with the Chief Minister.