Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Law Minister A. K. Balan and Agriculture Minister V. S. Sunil Kumar will meet Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and request him to grant permission for the special Assembly session.
Earlier, the Governor had rejected permission for the special Assembly session on December 23 to pass a motion against the new farm laws introduced by the central government.
The government decided to convene the Assembly on December 31 and sent a recommendation to the Governor in this regard. Arif Mohammed Khan is yet to decide on this. The ministers are meeting the Governor to urge him to grant permission to convene the Assembly session.
The Governor said that there was no emergency situation to convene the Assembly and denied permission for the same on December 23. The Governor granted permission for the Budget session on January 8. Arif Mohammed Khan is of the opinion that the government can wait for a few more days.
If there was an emergency situation, the government could have sought permission for the special Assembly session before the Budget session and it would have been permitted, the Raj Bhavan said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Government does not have the right to dismiss a recommendation put forward by a government which enjoys a majority. Even if the Governor is personally against the recommendation, he has to grant the request. The Governor must be ready to exercise his constitutional responsibility, the CM had said the other day.
Law Minister A. K. Balan said that it is the government which decides the content and the necessity of the motion that is to be passed. Governor does not have the right to deny permission for an Assembly session, Balan had clarified.