Kerala Governor’s Protest Draws Strong Criticism from Chief Minister/ANI
Kerala Governor’s Protest Draws Strong Criticism from Chief Minister
In a surprising turn of events, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan staged a protest against Student Federation of India (SFI) workers, accusing the police of inaction. The incident occurred in Kollam, where SFI activists waved black flags at the governor’s motorcade. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan responded, criticizing the governor’s behavior and emphasizing that protests against those in power are a democratic right.
Chief Minister Highlights Democratic Right to Protest
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, reacting to Governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s protest, asserted the democratic right of citizens to protest against people in power. He questioned the governor’s unusual behavior and expressed concern about the disregard for decorum. Vijayan emphasized that nobody is above the law, even the head of the state, and raised questions about the need for CRPF protection.
Governor’s Protest Sparks Constitutional Concerns
The governor’s protest, staged on the roadside, has sparked constitutional concerns, especially as he read only the end part of his address in the Assembly. Chief Minister Vijayan highlighted the insult to the state and the constitution, emphasizing the governor’s responsibility to read the entire policy address. The governor’s actions have raised questions about the prioritization of protests over official duties.