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No Explanation Of Theirs Can Satisfy Me: Kerala Governor After Meeting Chief Secretary Over CAA Row

Hitting Out At The Kerala Government, The Governor Had Sunday Said That He Will Not Remain A Mute Spectator And Would Ensure The Law Of The Land Is Upheld.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 20 Jan 2020, 07:03:33 PM
The Governor had Sunday sought a report from the Chief Secretary.

The Governor had Sunday sought a report from the Chief Secretary. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@KeralaGovernor)

New Delhi:

After meeting Kerala chief secretary, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Monday said that no explanation of the state government over their move to challenge the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA in the Supreme Court. The Governor was upset because he was allegedly not consulted by the Kerala government before moving the top court against CAA.

Hitting out at the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led government, the Governor had Sunday said that he will not remain a "mute spectator" and would ensure the law of the land is upheld.

"The Constitution has to be upheld and this is not a personal fight," khan told reporters on Sunday evening. "I will not sit like a mute spectator... will ensure that the rules and law are upheld", he added.

The Governor had taken strong exception to the state government's decision to challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) "without consulting" him and sought a report from the Chief Secretary.

Kerala To Inform Centre It Cannot Update NPR

Meanwhile, the Left front government in Kerala on Monday decided to inform the Centre it would not cooperate with the updation of the NPR, saying there were fears among the public about the process and it has the "Constitutional responsibility" to alleviate them and ensure law and order.

A special cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here, decided to inform the Registrar General and Census Commissioner under the Union Home Ministry that it was unable to cooperate with anything with regard to the updation of the NPR.

"The decision was taken as it was the Constitutional responsibility of the government to alleviate the fears of general public and ensure law and order situation in the state," a Chief Minister's Office release said. However, the state would fully cooperate with the census procedures, it said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First Published : 20 Jan 2020, 07:03:21 PM